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.
Hakim Bellamy. Hakim Bellamy is a professional artist, poet, and author who just completed his two-year term as the Inaugural Poet Laureate of Albuquerque. Hakim is also a freelance journalist, community organizer, and proud Dad of a 6 year-old son. His poetry has been published in Albuquerque inner-city buses and numerous anthologies.