During the Q&A session, I realized that the audience had a limited understanding of police procedures and our interactions with the community, thus creating lack of trust. The most common concern: “Why are you always stopping me?” It was apparent that acts of violence between the community and police could be greatly reduced if both parties could step into each other’s shoes to see, hear and feel the power struggle we each faced.
I have spent countless hours developing and delivering a powerful message in Long Beach with the goal of keeping police officers and community members alive. The WYSM board is assembled of a team of powerful community leaders who believe in this cause, and our team’s focus is to grow this program, strengthened by feedback from participants, to affect change. Continued inspiration comes from participants like 16 year-old Jasmine Simpson, who expressed true hatred for the police prior to attending a WYSM presentation. After, she was motivated to write a poem about her changed perception.
Through education and effective communication, we will save even more lives in our community, the state of California and throughout our nation. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can help save a life!
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