Million Hoodies Report: Let's Talk Freedom Cities
From October 23 to October 28, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice kicked off a week-long conversation around reimagining safety with the 'We Keep Us Safe' Week of Action. Million Hoodies chapters in five communities and college campuses from Greensboro, North Carolina to Bard College hosted local events, community forums, and direct actions to make entire campuses, cities, towns, and communities safe by building Freedom Cities. Freedom Cities is a movement that makes the case for grassroots organizations to be centers of innovation to build successful models of community safety.
The We Keep Us Safe Week of Action was a political intervention to demand investments in humanity and our planet, safety beyond policing, real community control, worker rights, community defense, and divestment from militarization and other programs that oppress our people. The Million Hoodies West Florida chapter engaged the airways while hosting a late night radio segment about building Freedom Cities and reimagining safety for Black and Brown communities.