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Today on Your Call: How should neighbors look out for each other?

  On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about National Night Out and how neighbors can keep each other safe. Now that George Zimmerman has become the world’s most famous neighborhood watch volunteer, many people are questioning these programs – especially people who feel targeted by neighborhood watch rather than protected by it. How effective are neighborhood watch programs? What is the right role for law enforcement to play in community building? Join the conversation and ask your questions. It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Akil Truso is a community organizer in Oakland.  As an Oakland Street Outreach Team Lead, he works with residents in some of Oakland’s toughest neighborhoods, connecting them with vital City services.

Zachary Norris is the exec. director at Ella Baker as well as founder and former co-director of Justice for Families, a national alliance of local organizations committed to ending the youth incarceration epidemic. 

Todd David is the  President at Friends of Noe Valley, an association of Noe Valley residents working together to create a vibrant community to serve our neighborhood.

Web Resources:

National Night Out: About NNO

Ella Baker: Rethink Neighborhood Watch and Public Safety after Trayvon

Healthy Communities: Bringing Communities to Life