For too long, our criminal legal system has harmed our communities, especially Black, Latinx, and low-income communities, instead of providing any semblance of justice. Even though time and time again, studies have shown that policing and incarceration don’t make us safer and actually do lasting damage to our communities, we pour millions of dollars into them while neglecting the community-based programs that are proven to work.
We all deserve to feel safe. That’s why SF Rising is committed to transforming our warped criminal legal system to something that truly creates public safety for all of us. In just one week, we’re launching a deep canvassing program to talk to our neighbors about the role police and incarceration play in our communities and share our vision for a system that uses community-based solutions to address conflict. Deep canvassing is a method of outreach that uses storytelling and empathic conversations to shift people’s beliefs on an issue. And it’s proven to work.
We hope you’ll join us for this exciting volunteer program between Wednesday, November 3rd and Sunday, December 5th. We’ll provide training before every shift. Phone bank with us on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-7:30pm, and join us for door knocking in the Bayview neighborhood on Sundays from 12-3pm.