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Defund NPD (Newton, Massachusetts)

Newton, United States
Joined September 2020

Reduce police funding and policing; reinvest public resources in life affirming institutions that enhance public safety.

Presence in: United States
Focus: Criminal Justice

Inspired by the long, courageous struggle for racial justice, and with respect for today’s Black-led movement for liberation, Defund NPD aims to:

  • Ensure that public spending aligns with our values of inclusivity, equity, accessibility, and dignity.
  • Hold our community leaders, institutions and ourselves accountable for dismantling historic and systemic racism and other inequities and repairing harm caused.
  • Normalize and elevate intersectional and abolitionist analyses in public discourse and civic action in and around Newton, Massachusetts.
  • Encourage Newton to center and uplift the voices, experiences and leadership of Black, Indigenous and other People of Color.
  • Promote transformative justice and the radical reimagining of public safety and accountability beyond carceral systems.
  • Nurture connections between Newton and local, national and global movements for racial justice as well as intersecting causes

People Associated With This Organization

Nora Lester Murad

United States  
Defund NPD (Newton, Massachusetts)
Joined September 2020
Interests: Criminal Justice, Education, Gender-based violence, Health, Right to Information
Currently, I am an activist with Defund Newton Police Department in Massachusetts (also adjunct associate professor of humanitarian affairs at Fordham University in New York). In our grassroots efforts to reducing policing and systemic racism, law is an obstacle at every turn. I've always followed and admired Namati's work in relation to my activism in Palestine. Now that I'm in the United States, it would be great to see how I can connect.
Nora Lester Murad is the network champion (main point of contact) for Defund NPD (Newton, Massachusetts).

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