In October two focus groups were held at the PJC to discuss the idea of creating a nonviolent street team – a body of people who could be called upon as an alternative to the police when there is an escalation that needs to be addressed. The participants of both groups shared similar opinions on when it comes what are the issues that need to be addressed in the Burlington area, namely sexual harassment, violence towards and coming from homeless people. During the focus groups examples of peace teams from other American cities are shared.
This Friday on the 10th of November at 1pm there will be one last chance for participation in these discussions. Register here if you would like to join us https://goo.gl/forms/oEUKwUH5b6xeELkd2