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Dismantle Change Build Center
14 NE Killingsworth Street, Portland, Oregon 97211
We’re excited to announce a shift in the Care Not Cops campaign!
Throughout the past few months, CNC campaign members have been working to transition our work in a new direction.
Starting in January, we are excited to broaden our shared definitions of care and strengthen our coalitional model as we turn our attention toward gang enforcement in the City of Portland, and continue pushing for the City’s full divestment from policing (and investment in people!). We invite you to join us in this work! We recognize that this shift in campaign focus may be less palatable to white, liberal Portland than the mental health frame with which we began the campaign, and we believe that a focus on gang enforcement is a necessary step toward reducing the PPB’s violent reach and power. We hope you are able to join us for this campaign info session:
January 13th, 11am-1pm: Care Not Cops Open Campaign Meeting
Where: DCBC (14 NE Killingsworth St)
Who: Individuals and reps from organizations interested in joining and actively working on the CNC campaign
What: Our first monthly campaign meeting of 2019 will be a public space for community members and organizations who are interested in joining or supporting CNC to learn about our new campaign direction and how to plug in to the work directly.
We are excited to be shifting our campaign in real and tangible ways to center the work needed to address the anti-Blackness and anti-Indigeneity inherent in policing, and the prison industrial complex (PIC) more broadly. We realize we must shift our framing to fit conversations about mental health into the broader system of racist policing, instead of the other way around. As such, we’ve been re-examining the ways police in Portland are wielding their power, control, and violent tactics, and how to target this manifestation of the PIC in our communities while continuing to frame an expansive understanding of what “care” means and looks like.
The Dismantle, Change, Build Center (DCBC) is wheelchair accessible. There is one gender-neutral ADA bathroom. Location uses scented cleaning products. We'll provide unscented soap during event. Florescent lighting and forced air heating. Folding metal chairs along with couches. Wifi available. *The DCBC is a cop-free space*