Happy New Year Oaklanders! We all want 2016 to be the year Oakland sees a major reduction in violent crime. There are many steps needed to make that happen, but one of them is expansion and improvement of Oakland’s Operation Ceasefire Strategy.
Please join Make Oakland Better Now! for our first Operation Ceasefire Summit on Saturday, January 9th at 2:00pm.
Members of Oakland’s Ceasefire team will examine crime fighting strategies and new community policing efforts. They’ll also answer tough questions: Is the City doing enough to stop gun violence? Is Ceasefire working?
• Chief of Police Sean Whent
• Police Captain Ersie Joyner
• Ceasefire Manager Reygan Harmon
• Department of Human Services Director Sara Bedford
• Department of Human Services Manager Peter Kim
• Ceasefire Consultant Stewart Wakeling
• Rev. Damita Davis-Howard
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, 3534 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA
RSVP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/542580982575583
More about event:
As a centerpiece of Oakland’s violence reduction strategy, Ceasefire brings together data-driven crime fighting strategies, community engagement, and community policing in a focused effort to reduce gun violence among Oakland’s gangs. It’s a strategy many Oakland community groups, including MOBN!, have strongly supported, and for two years it appeared to help produce significant results.
But with little improvement in violent crime in 2015, and homicides slightly up, we at MOBN! believe it’s time to ask tough questions: Is Ceasefire still working? If it is, what else is going wrong? If it isn’t, how can we help get it back on track?
We’ll have a full, frank and no-holds barred discussion of this critical element of the City’s plan to reduce community violence: What’s working? What’s not? What needs to change? What will success look like?
This is a critical conversation at a turning point in the fight for community safety in Oakland. Please join us, invite your friends and neighbors and anyone who cares about safety in our city.