Abolition Event Calendar

A calendar of events focused on defunding the police, abolition, developing alternatives to police, and elimination of the carceral state.

These events are compiled from publicly available information and submissions, and are not associated with dontcallthepolice.com.

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Reimagine Public Safety

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT

A community conversation with advocates, artists, and organizers about the future of public safety in Minneapolis.

About this event

Minneapolis is asking itself big questions about the future of public safety. It’s clear that the current system of policing doesn’t serve our communities in equitable, constructive, or healing ways. What’s less clear is where we go from here.

The answers will come not from a singular source, but through examining the layered histories, needs, and experiences that shape community expectations of public safety.

Join Pollen and Pillsbury United Communities on September 14 to hear from advocates, artists, and organizers who are asking the hard questions, finding answers from within, and imagining a better path forward. Together, we’ll explore community perspectives on policing, public safety, city budgets, and what we can do at the community level to turn imagination into action.

Before the event, be sure to catch up on our Reimagine Public Safety story + video series, created in partnership with Pillsbury United Communities.

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Erika Thorne | Showing Up For Racial Justice Twin Cities

D.A. Bullock | Reclaim The Block + Bully Creative Shop

MJ Carpio | Coalition of Asian American Leaders

Rodolfo Gutierrez | HACER

Moderated by Ruby Oluoch, Pollen


10:30am | Welcome + Performance

10:45am | Panel Conversation + Q&A

11:30am | Small Group Conversations

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This event is part of our Reimagine Public Safety story and video series featuring different community perspectives on public safety in Minneapolis. Read the four features (or revisit them if you read them already) before our event on September 14th.



Live captioning is available, and ASL interpreters are available upon request. When registering, please let us know what you need to fully experience the event.


The Reimagine Public Safety series is made possible by The Minneapolis Foundation.

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Pollen’s events programming is presented by the Bush Foundation with additional support provided by Software for GoodHiring RevolutionEide Bailly, and Clockwork.


September 14
10:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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