SEPTEMBER 23 and 30
Crisis response in St. Paul: A two-part series
When we encounter a crisis, many of us only think of one response: “call 911.” But crisis response in the Twin Cities is far from perfect: it can lead to more harm rather than resolving it, and can have deadly outcomes – especially for Black and Indigenous people, and people of color. This leads to the question, how else can we respond to crises?
In partnership with Root and Restore Saint Paul and CAHOOTS, join WSCO for a two-part, online series where we'll explore our crisis response system in Saint Paul, as it currently exists and as it could be, with a focus on non-violent crises: mental health, homelessness, substance use and poverty. CAHOOTS is a mobile crisis intervention team based in Eugene, Oregon, designed as an alternative to police response for non-violent crises. The series includes a Teach-in on September 23 from 7-8:30pm and a De-Escalation Training on September 30 from 7-8:30pm. Learn more about the series on WSCO’s blog. Register below to save your spot. At each event, half of the seats are reserved for Twin Cities residents who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color (BIPOC).