Safe & Sound staff have a firsthand view each day of how the effects of racism and disinvestment in our neighborhoods have affected black people and communities of color in Milwaukee.
Although we do not condone the actions that have caused damage to our neighborhoods – the places where we live and work, we do support the strength and unity from many different communities and races that have been on display in protests around the city this past weekend.
We also recognize that we have a unique relationship and partnership with the Milwaukee Police Department, and pledge to do everything within our mission to work with them as partners to ensure a lens of equity and empathy is brought to the work of both organizations as we engage with residents in our neighborhoods.
We look forward to the challenge of continuing to look for tangible and inclusive ways to foster, and as needed restore, a healthy relationship between law enforcement and communities of color in Milwaukee.
Safe & Sound’s vision is a safe neighborhood for everyone in Milwaukee, and we will continue our necessary work until that vision is realized and EVERYONE can feel safe.