We Keep Us Safe: Official Book Launch

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 6:00pm


Join us for the official book launch of We Keep Us Safe, written by Ella Baker Center Executive Director Zach Norris. 

Come hear from Zach and learn about how we can come together to build secure, just, and inclusive communities. Books will be available for sale and the author will be signing copies. 

Zach will be joined by DeVone Boggan, Founder and CEO of Advance Peace and national authority on urban gun violence prevention along with Marlena Henderson, advocate for criminal justice reform and mental health reform, who are both featured in the book.

All book sale proceeds go to the Ella Baker Center, so buying a book directly supports shifting the national conversation around safety and investing in communities over policing and prisons in multiple ways. 

We Keep Us Safe

Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities

Despite the United States’ long-standing tradition of aggressive policing and imprisonment, we still don’t feel safe. It’s clear that our current approaches to justice aren’t working. They blame our problems on a subset of scapegoats and marginalized Others we’ve been indoctrinated to perceive as criminals, decreasing our societal capacity to hold powerful institutions and individuals accountable. Community leader and lawyer Zach Norris lays out a radical way to shift the conversation about public safety away from fear and punishment toward growth and support systems for our families and communities.

Learn more about the book at zachnorris.com


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