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How to Survive a Police Stop

Community Event
he purpose of this virtual workshop is to equip our communities with tools, insights and resources necessary to advocate for healing justice. Participants will work through police stop scenarios, discover alternatives on how to navigate them and more.

Please register herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting…

Workshop Description:

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Jacob Blake. Breonna Taylor and the list goes on. Now, more than ever we need practical skills to simply live through a police stop. The purpose of this virtual workshop is to equip our communities with tools, insights and resources necessary to advocate for healing justice. Participants will work through police stop scenarios, discover alternatives on how to navigate them and integrate practical strategies to advocate for justice and repair. Most importantly, we will share holistic ways to heal from the trauma of police brutality based on indigenous wisdom.

Facilitators: 

Brandon Lee is a Black man from Oakland, California and Houston, Texas. As a law enforcement trainer, survivor of countless police stops and former NAACP Legal Redress Committee Chairman, Brandon has helped many community members learn how to advocate for themselves after racial profiling. He is the Co-Founder of Training 4 Transformation, and the author of Best Practices in Community Conscious Policing: A Reflection on Law Enforcement Community Building Workshops.

Ibsahu Ma’akmaha, is a trauma-informed systems builder who holds a Master of Applied Healing Arts (MHA). He has 20 years of experience working with gangs and troubled youth, houseless populations, victims of violent crime and survivors of trauma and rape. He is an initiate of the Dogon Priesthood and a member of the Earth Center, an international non-profit started by authentic Dogon High Priest, Prophet Neb Naba Lamoussa Morodenibig authorized by the traditional kingships of Africa to preserve and promote Kemetic culture in the modern world.