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Right To Be Joins Forces with 1M4 and ANJEL Tech to Combat Anti-Black Police-sponsored Violence

[[New York, February 22, 2023]] In response to the persistent police violence against Black communities, Right To Be (formerly Hollaback!), 1 Millihttps://righttobe.org/on Madly Motivated Moms (1M4) and ANJEL Tech have joined forces to offer free trainings on how to safely intervene and respond in the face of anti-Black police-sponsored violence. The trainings will include an interaction with guest speakers who are impacting the fight against police brutality. Trainings will be available to the public via Zoom, starting on February 28th, 2023 at 6 pm Eastern. This first session will be joined by Samuel Sinyangwe, founder of Mapping Police Violence. To register for this training or for additional information, visit this page.

 

This training will focus on three of Right To Be’s 5Ds of bystander intervention: delegate, document, and delay. Participants will understand how to prioritize their own safety while intervening and responding to anti-Black police brutality. They will also get valuable tips on how to get usable footage as well as how to use documentation to intervene in hostile public interactions. 

 

“ We are no longer only depending on body cam and dash cam footage as proof for how someone was harmed, but we are preventing that harm by empowering the public to use proven strategies for documenting and directly promoting the safety of the community member during the time of need. The goal is that everyone gets home alive and that appropriate legal action and emotional healing can take place after the encounter,” ​​Tansy McNulty Founder & CEO of 1M4. 

 

The training will reflect on what anti-Black police-sponsored violence and anti-black racism look like and why they repeatedly exist. It will also discuss the deep impact harassment and violence have on Black communities.

 

Black and Brown folks hold the burden of providing proof, seeking justice, and raising awareness when our communities experience police brutality, but there are not enough conversations on how we safely and effectively support each other in real-time. We are told to defer our power to policymakers and law enforcement. While more immediately, we need community care, healing, and space to process how we safely show up for each other as Black and Brown people when police violence is actively happening. I am grateful for the invaluable work Right To Be is doing with 1M4 and ANJEL Tech,“ said Jorge Arteaga, Vice President and Lead Operations Officer of Right To Be. 

 

“The partnership between Right-to-Be, 1 Million Madly Motivated Moms and ANJEL Tech to prevent anti-Black police harassment is a perfect combination of teamwork, tenacity and technology!  We are proud to bring the world’s premier personal security system to help provide the needed technology to deter, document, notify, geolocate, and live-stream these types of incidents that harm our community and constituents… because we firmly believe you deserve to LIVE… to BE FREE… and to BE FULFILLED, which 100% aligns with the missions of Right To Be and 1M4!,” said James A. Samuel, Jr., Founder & CEO of ANJEL Tech. 

 

Right To Be believes in a world that respects our right to be and is committed to taking action and educating others on how to end racism and respond to police violence through bystander intervention.  Participants of the training will also understand the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities.

 

For more information, including how to register for the free public sessions, visit this page. 

 

About Right To Be

Right To Be is a people-powered movement working to build a world free of harassment and filled with humanity. We are a team of educators, motivators, and facilitators who are listening, guiding, and cheering you on. Every day, we train hundreds of people to respond to, intervene in, and heal from harassment. We hold space for people experiencing harassment to share their stories for affirmation and support. And we prepare new leaders to create workplaces, schools, and communities around the world that are filled with humanity. For more information or how you can get involved, visit www.righttobe.org. Follow Right To Be on Twitter and Facebook at, @righttobeorg.

 

About 1M4 

1 Million Madly Motivated Moms empowers Black Moms to end police violence through legislative policy education, financial assistance to impacted families, and encouraging the next generation of Black youth to pursue roles in the justice system & politics with integrity.

 

This type of activism and organizing requires that Moms protect their greatest weapon in the fight… their mental health. 1M4 is here to give Moms a place to air their frustrations with recurring police violence, create solutions that have measurable impact, and prioritize their mental health to maintain peace of mind despite the chaos of inequality.

 

The African proverb holds true “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” 1M4 is uniting Black Moms to do just that, go the distance in the protecting the future of Black History.

 

Please follow 1M4 on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @weare1M4. 

 

About ANJEL Tech

ANJEL was created because too many African-American mothers (in particular) are losing their sons and daughters to senseless (and preventable) violence; because accountability for these incidents is historically low and often nonexistent; because most injury and loss of young Black Lives occurs close to home; because people want, need and deserve to know what is happening to their loved ones and where it’s happening (in real-time); because the technology exists to solve this problem, and where it doesn’t, we will create it; because we are a team of People of Color who live this experience every day and do not ourselves want to become another statistic; because we have mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothas, sistas, nieces, nephews, aunties, and uncles just like you; because you can’t have Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, if you do not have and/or cannot maintain your Life; because Black Lives Matter; and because we can. So, we did! We created a Personal Security System, just for YOU. You can think of it as your own personal body camera. It’s secure. It’s mobile. It’s powerful. It’s designed and created for YOU.

 

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