Zach Norris On ‘Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities’

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Zach Norris ((Courtesy of Demi Chang))

As President Trump counters calls to defund the police and end systemic racism with demands for “law and order,” many Americans feel the country is deeply divided and broken. Community leader and lawyer Zach Norris attributes this division, as well as issues like mass incarceration and economic inequality, to a “framework of fear” that has grown between fellow Americans. In his new book, “‘We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities,” Norris outlines a path for America to move from an “us vs. them” mentality towards a “culture of care”. Zach Norris joins Forum to discuss the book, address the systemic issues raising his concern, and to outline his vision for public safety.


Zach Norris, executive director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights; author, "We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities"