Saturday, May 1, 2021 2pm-5pm
How to Survive a Police Stop Workshop
Presented By Training 4 Transformation
Location: Virtual through Zoom
George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Jacob Blake. Breonna Taylor and the list goes on. Now, more than ever, our friends, family, students and colleagues need practical skills to simply live through a police stop. The purpose of this virtual workshop is to equip our communities with some tools, insights and resources necessary to advocate for healing justice. Participants will role-play real life police stop scenarios, discover alternatives on how to navigate them and integrate practical strategies to advocate for justice and repair if their civil rights are violated. Most importantly, we will share holistic ways to heal from the trauma of police brutality based on indigenous wisdom.
How to Survive a Police Stop Workshop Facilitators
Brandon Lee is a Black man from Oakland, California and Houston, Texas. As a law enforcement trainer, survivor of countless police stops and former NAACP Legal Redress Committee Chairman, Brandon has helped many community members learn how to advocate for themselves after racial profiling. He is the Co-Founder of Training 4 Transformation, and the author of Best Practices in Community Conscious Policing: A Reflection on Law Enforcement Community Building Workshops.
Ibsahu Ma’akmaha, MHA, YACEP, C.Qg, Reiki M is a trauma-informed systems builder who holds a Master of Applied Healing Arts (MHA) from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. He has 20 years of experience working with gangs and troubled youth, houseless populations, victims of violent crime, survivors of trauma and rape, the mentally ill, and senior centers. Ibsahu is an initiate of the Dogon Priesthood and a member of the Earth Center, an international non-profit started by authentic Dogon High Priest, Prophet Neb Naba Lamoussa Morodenibig authorized by the traditional kingships of Africa to preserve and promote Kemetic culture in the modern world.