What does it look like to reshape a relationship between law enforcement and the communities it serves? How can we, as citizens and as a community, ensure our families are safe, and our law enforcement agents are properly equipped to protect and serve in our city?
On May 1, 2014 TEDxABQ invited Protect & Serve to host a salon. We brought together leaders, community members, organizers, professionals and law enforcement agents from a wide range of communities in Albuquerque to share their ideas and visions for what it means to protect and serve in ABQ. This salon sought to engage in and inspire constructive, non-partisan conversation on how we can address the challenges we now face as a community and create a healthy and safe Albuquerque.
Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld. Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld is the spiritual leader of Congregation Albert. Before arriving in Albuquerque three years ago, Rabbi Rosenfeld had been active in building community in Memphis, TN, Anchorage, Alaska, and Buffalo, NY.
Rabbi Rosenfeld brings a message of forgiveness and healing and not dwelling on the past. Through people’s faith and community, we can help the community to heal, rebuild trust and reconcile.