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CEO's Message

From the pandemic to police violence, 2020 shone a light on the nation’s legacy of racism and injustice. As COVID-19 deaths and joblessness surged, decades of public disinvestment in the most vulnerable communities became engines for misery, particularly in Black and Brown communities. The social safety net we rely on—health care, housing, and elected government—failed to keep people safe.

Then, in May, police lynched a Black man. Another Black man. And, this time...READ MORE

Real People, True Champions

For Natasha (left) and Aaron Holiday (right), George Floyd’s murder sparked an urgency that shifted their approach to philanthropy. Ardent supporters of social justice, Aaron and Natasha have a long tradition of giving personally to support causes close to their hearts...READ MORE

Last summer, Rohan Kohli (below left) and Joey Perriello (below right)—two rising high school juniors, in Massachusetts—scoured news outlets and social media for real-time updates on the uprisings across the country and found CEO and Co-founder Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff’s....READ MORE

Insider Spotlight

Is racism perpetuating the pandemic? 

COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black and Brown communities is undeniable. Throughout 2020, public discourse focused on a grim pattern of racially disparate outcomes....READ MORE

One community’s journey to reimagining public safety

Mayor Svante Myrick recently announced a proposal to replace the Ithaca Police Department with a civilian-led “Department of Community Solutions and Public Safety” that would include both armed and unarmed first responders....READ MORE

Baltimore beyond bars: Rethinking racist policies to keep kids out of jail

Our work in Baltimore centers on creating alternative pathways for youth who don’t pose a threat to public safety, so fewer kids end up in the juvenile legal system....READ MORE

To match the pitch and cry of the 2020 uprisings, CPE is reimagining public safety.
Equity Essentials
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Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson explores the hidden caste system acting as a dominant force behind individual actions and behaviors in the United States with stories about real people....READ MORE

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Inside George Floyd's America: Examining Systemic Racism and Racial Injustice in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Washington Post: With detailed research and thorough interviews, Washington Post journalists trace the institutional and societal challenges George Floyd faced as a Black man in the United States...READ MORE

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Abolition Isn't a Relic of the Past, It's the Key to Revitalizing Democracy

Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff’s article for The Davos Agenda at the World Economic Forum....READ MORE

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Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis by Jabari Asim

Illustrated children's book about the childhood of civil rights icon John Lewis...READ MORE

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Power the Movement

Support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Call (202) 224-3121 or email your senators, and urge them to support comprehensive federal legislation that eliminates discriminatory policing practices and increases accountability.

Elect Progressive City Officials

Learn more about your local political landscape and use CPE’s Toolkit for Equitable Public Safety to identify specific areas for improvement in your local law enforcement agencies.

Stand Up to Protect Your First Amendment Rights to Peaceful Protest

Contact your mayor to advocate that law enforcement agencies adopt the principles and best practices outlined in CPE’s Guiding Principles for Crowd Management.

Share These Tools With Your Community & Public Safety Professionals

Check out our Community Resources for tips on promoting equitable public safety.

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