Montclair Beyond Policing, an NJ-based grassroots abolitionist organization working to defund the police and build alternatives that will keep communities safe, has announced a virtual town hall, Sunday, July 19, from 4-5:30 to have a civil, good-faith conversation on policing, budgeting, and values in Montclair amongst different community groups.
“The purpose of this town hall is to educate the public on different perspectives in a safe-discussion environment, and to provide a platform for community members to engage with the town council. Following individual presentations, there will be a short question and answer session with select town councilors, including David Cummings Sr of the Fourth Ward. Questions will be fielded in advance via the registration form. The event will be moderated by Deirdre Malloy, co-chair of the Montclair Housing Commission.”
The event is organized by Pressman Social Action Interns, a group of students from Bnai Keshet and Ner Tamid. Montclair Beyond Policing is co-sponsoring the event.