We’ve had a busy summer so far with the Juvenile Justice Project and Know Your Rights Theatre. We kicked things off June 4 at the Boys and Girls Club of Hickory Hill. Since then we’ve done workshops at Mitchell Community Center, McFarland Community Center, Cunningham Community Center, and Hickory Hill Community Center. We have already taught over 200 kids and teens about their rights during police stops and we’re just getting started!
This summer we will be running over 100 Know Your Rights Theatre workshops! We will be at the Boys & Girls Club of Hickory Hill, Girls Inc, and almost every community center in the city. Each of these sites serves over 100 kids from elementary through middle school that will be learning how to more safely navigate experiences with law enforcement. We use improv theatre to help them act out realistic scenarios with police, tell them how to safely exercise their rights (which we tie back to the constitution and case law), as well as teaching them deescalation techniques. We believe that when we approach law enforcement from a place of knowledge, instead of what many of us learned on TV Cop dramas, that everyone is safer.
We have a busy summer ahead of us! We’re asking for your support with food & beverage donations for our JJP Days of service (mostly snacks) and your financial support. Donate today at https://midsouthpeace.org/g