Make the Right Call Campaign
#BLM B-town's Make the Right Call Campaign is an awareness campaign designed to talk about the dangers of calling the police on BIPOC folks, on those experiencing mental illness or substance abuse issues, on those performing sex work or those sleeping in public spaces. It is meant to ask the community to think twice before the call the police. It is also meant to interact with a 311 number BLM Btown wishes to establish in our community. An emergency and non-emergency number that separates out mental health, substance and other crises that need not involve the police or to STOP false reporting on BIPOC or other folks who are just minding their own business.
We've all seen the trouble the BBQ Becky's or the Dog Walking Karen's can do to innocent Black people but there are many other scenarios where regular people are being harassed for simply being themselves or using public spaces in a way that works for them but is socially frowned upon.
Make the Right Call campaign aims to shine on a well worn Black phase for mass consumption which is "Mind Ya Business"!
MtRCC Common Scenario Posters
Here is a list of common scenarios where people typically call the police or the police intervene, but what if they didn't? Some of the scenarios talk about simple community defense and asks for civic engagement others involve talking to community organizations that deal directly with the issues facing our community like harm reduction, crisis intervention, or mental health care.