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Apr 4, 2019 | Community Healing, Narratives | 0 comments

Reflection Conversation with Force’s Director Alia Harvey-Quinn and Pastor Maurice Hardrick of the Live In Peace Movement | Part 3

Force Detroit surveyed 610 Detroiters about how they are experiencing violence.
How does violence impact how you move about the city?
What are resident’s sentiments around gun policy?

In this segment, the skill of police comes into question. Are police trained in the necessary skillset to stop this culture of violence? “It takes an expertise of insight to fight what is a cultural norm.” say Alia Harvey-Quinn, executive director of Force Detroit. “The people are the subject matter experts and they are who should be resourced to do this work.”

Learn about the LIVE FREE Detroit Coalition, a team who is doing just that. The Live Free Coalition is comprised of directly impacted, grassroots, intersectional efforts led by people who are at the heart of the hurt.

The work that was undertaken by the Live Free Detroit survey gathered the voices of those who are most impacted by violence in the city. This work challenges widely held assumptions and popular media narratives. It positions community as subject matter experts, uniquely qualified to design solutions for a safer Detroit of all.

This is part 3 of 4 conversation clips.

Download the full report at the Force Detroit website: