In this episode show host Andrea Orlando interviews Hakim Bellamy and Darryl DeLoach on a workshop program they created to improve safety during interactions between young men of color and law enforcement officers. Hakim is a poet, and Darryl is an actor. The program, called Positive Policing  

employs the tools of their trades to role play common encounters, such as traffic stops. The two men demonstrated their methods at the 2019 West Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit in Albuquerque, NM. In this interview they talk about how their methods evolved and what they hope to accomplish. They share an example of one workshop that accidentally transformed into a genuine reckoning because one of the officers in the room had actually stopped and questioned one of the young men who participated in the exercise in a prior encounter years earlier. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates. 

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