Million Hoodies chapters in five communities and college campuses from Greensboro, North Carolina to Bard College will host local events, community forums, and direct actions this week to make entire campuses, cities, towns, and communities safe by building “Freedom Cities.” is a movement that makes the case for grassroots organizations to be centers of innovation to build successful models of community safety.
With the election of Donald Trump as president, there has been an alarming number of targeted attacks on our nation’s most vulnerable communities – immigrants, women, the poor, queer and trans people, Muslims, and Black people. Around the country, states are consolidating power by attacking public education, increasing police budgets and ICE enforcement; while the federal government repeals policies that have historically provided mobility and protection for communities of color.
To protect and defend the most marginalized and strengthen communities against attacks on our humanity, from October 23 to October 28, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice kicks off a week-long national conversation around reimagining safety with the ‘We Keep Us Safe’ Week of Action. The ‘We Keep Us Safe’ Week of Action is a political intervention that encourages grassroots innovation 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.