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Chop Shop: A Community & Law Enforcement Conversation

  • Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Chop Shop: A Community & Law Enforcement Conversation

Friday, February 16 - 6pm

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A coalition of community-based organizations, enterprises, city agencies, and community partners have joined together to create and release, Chop Shop: A Community & Law Enforcement Conversation, a film documentary which facilitates and captures constructive dialogue between San Francisco residents of color and law enforcement agencies. The first airing of Chop Shop will take place February 16, at 6:00PM at Brava Theater Center. Additional showings of Chop Shop will take place at the African American Art & Cultural Complex on February 28, 2018 6PM and at the Bayview Opera House on March 8, 2018 7PM. Refreshments will be provided.

The Chop Shop coalition includes Young Community Developers (YCD), the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), the San Francisco Sherriff’s Department (SFSD), Citizen Film, the 12th District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, nine barbershops and beauty salons, and a number of San Francisco residents of all ages. Funding for this dynamic project was provided by the San Francisco 49ers and facilitated by The San Francisco Foundation. 

This is a very positive first step in bringing our community residents and law enforcement together in true, mutually beneficial dialogue. History, fear, and implicit bias are realities which influence all constituents. As a result of this work, we have an opportunity to collectively recommend and implement significant policy changes as well as community initiatives to move our entire community, San Francisco residents and law enforcement, forward in a highly constructive and beneficial manner, improving mutual trust, respect, and safety.
— Shamann Walton, Executive Director of YCD
Our hope is that through constructive dialogue, in which salient issues and concerns of both the residents of San Francisco and the law enforcement agencies are raised, officers and citizens will strive to make each interaction with one another safe and grounded in mutual respect.
— Jed York, CEO San Francisco 49ers
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