Santa Rosa Activist Describes What Defunding The Police Could Look Like
Written by Adia White
The national movement for racial justice following George Floyd’s killing has found a stage in Sonoma County. Libby is a local activist working with the grassroots group Love and Light.
Libby, who is biracial, queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming, asked us to not use their full name. Camille Escovedo spoke with them in June about what an alternative to policing could look like. Here’s an excerpt from their conversation.
Listen to a longer version of their conversation below:
(Image: Protesters in Santa Rosa on July 11th. Credit: Diane Askew.)
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