Nia went went to Northern Public Radio today to give her perspective on ending all forms of violence.

I wanted to work for Safe Passage because I saw a community that I wanted to be a part of — and protect.

As our nation mourns Tyre Nichols and those who came before him, it’s important to remember that racial violence — like domestic violence — is also rooted in power and control.

-Nia Norris, Director of Prevention and Communication

Safe Passage is struck with grief and outrage by the police beating and subsequent death of Tyre Nichols. We join with the family, the community of Memphis, and the nation in mourning and solidarity. This killing is among the senseless acts of trauma that Black and Brown Americans experience daily.

Police violence and interpersonal violence go hand in hand. Both of these forms of violence and rooted in generational trauma as well as power and control. We recognize that racism plays a significant role in allowing systematic violence to flourish.

Our mission to promote the right of nonviolent and abuse-free relationships also requires us to address the historical trauma that communities of color suffer. Safe Passage acknowledges that racism, racial violence, and brutality have robbed Black communities of the lives, their hopes, their dreams, and their futures.