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Your Call: Improving police and community relations: Is poverty the real issue?


Is increased economic opportunity the key to better relations between police and communities of color?  On the February 25th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by discussing the connection between policing and economic opportunity.   How does the lack of opportunity drive confrontations between police and citizens – and how does our approach to crime and punishment undermine opportunity in already-challenged neighborhoods?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Zachary Norris, executive director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Ethel Long-Scott, executive director, The Women’s Economic Agenda Project

Daniel Zapien, youth organizer, photographer and videographer, Silicon Valley De-Bug

Web resources:

The Nation: What Would Real Economic Justice Look Like in Ferguson?

Huffington Post: Meet The Teach For America Official Charged With Bringing Change To Ferguson And Beyond

Teach for America: Education Didn’t Save Mike Brown

Examiner: US attorney general visits SF to speak about community relations with police 

Ella Baker Center: Campaign Info