Unapologetic. Lit. Brilliant.
Durham Chapter partnered up with NC SONG for the second year in a row to free Black mothers and caregivers from cages in the Durham County Jail. Over the last two years, this local dream team bailed out over 30 community members and initiated the city's first bail reform in 10 years.
DURHAM BEYOND POLICING
Launched in 2016, the #DurhamBeyondPolicing Campaign came to a close this year. After calling citywide attention to oppose the city's new $71 million dollar police headquarters, the campaign shifted to create an alternative city budget for Durham. We called for our city's budget to hold a commitment to #BuildBlackFutures. This campaign's strategy and coalition building led directly to the wins of the Participatory Budgeting campaign.
Durham chapter worked in partnership with Durham's Participatory Budgeting effort to secure $2.4 million in community funding. Members Kyla and AJ were selected for the Participatory Budgeting steering committee.
DEMILITARIZE DURHAM 2 PALESTINE
Durham Chapter and other coalition partners successfully pressured Durham's Mayor and City Council to divest from police exchanges with Israeli military and police.