Dec 22, 2019 | Live Free, The Work | 0 comments

Live Free Detroit Reflections Conversation With Alia Harvey-Quinn and Pastor Maurice Hartwick | Part 2 Two of Detroit’s grassroots leaders speak about the culture of violence in Detroit, issues of forced criminalization and structural violence. How do we interrupt the pathway to violence and crime that many young people face? How do young people get indoctrinated into a culture of mistrust and fear, where those who are supposed to serve and protect become viewed as the enemy? 

Pastor Mo speaks of how the community has been abandoned when it comes to safety and violence, and that creates a mindset that is a trap. This paired with an outdated education system is forced criminalization. However, WHO and WHAT is criminalized and are up for power-grabs. Learn more in this segment. 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 the community as subject matter experts, uniquely qualified to design solutions for a safer Detroit of all. This is part 2 of 4 conversation clips.