FORWARD: Issue #3: Community Safety

How Artists Reimagine Public Safety as Community Safety by Prioritizing Healing, Expression, and Community Control

Welcome to FORWARD, a digital publication and conversation series from Forecast, a nonprofit that activates, inspires, and advocates for public art that advances justice, health, and human dignity. FORWARD highlights how artists are partnering with cities, institutions, and communities to courageously tackle the vital issues of our time. Forecast provides the technical assistance and training to do this in your community. This issue focuses on community safety. You can navigate it using the three bars at the top of the page — or the arrows at the bottom.

Image: Detroit LOVE Building site visit in July 2020. The “Love Campus” is a multi-building space that will prioritize the needs of community members impacted by mass incarceration. Photo by Stephanie Kamera.

FORWARD conversation series panel

The Role of Artists in the Future of Community Safety An intimate discussion with Andrea Jenkins and Dr. André de Quadros about improving community safety and the unique roles artists play. One of the most pressing and precarious issues worldwide is community safety, and artists have long been integral to community safety efforts. Moderated by guest editor Mallory Rukhsana Nezam, this panel featured Minneapolis City Council member and poet Andrea Jenkins, as well as ethnomusicologist and human rights activist Dr. André de Quadros. This event took place on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

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FORWARD: Issue #3

Community Safety

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