I Fear for My Life Police and the Community
Watch the two documentary films about I Fear 4 My Life, a campaign from the 400 Commission that looks at what can be done to remove fear from both community and law enforcement. I Fear 4 My Life is designed to be a resource for people who are looking to learn, to engage diverse voices and perspectives, and to prepare for personal and social action in the on-going change movements to improve policing and criminal justice outcomes, especially for communities of color in the U.S.. Phase 1 was led by Dr. Veronica Watson (Professor and Chair of English, Old Dominion University) and Yohuru Williams (Distinguished University Chair and Professor of History and Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St Thomas).
Phase 2 of the I Fear For My Life campaign is led by Dr. Kideste Yusef, Dir. of the Center of Law and Social Justice at Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL. It is a collaboration with the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) and includes 11 HBCU’s and the National Alliance of Faith and Justice National Pen or Pencil Program. The students a members of NABCJ and took place in training to conduct discussions between law enforcement and communities to explore the fear held by both groups of each other and to come to an understanding of the need to establish relationships between both groups.