New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
Listening NYC was an eight-week campaign created to inspire conversations about policing practices among New Yorkers of all viewpoints, and to drive action for the policing New Yorkers want. Through a series of public pop-up events in parks, on city streets and at other venues across the city, Listening NYC created interactive environments that enabled deeper listening, encouraged open dialogue, and amplified ongoing conversations about policing.
Listening NYC was anchored by a traveling, rapidly-assembled set called “The Listening Room,” in which New Yorkers across the five boroughs shared their stories and views about police interactions and policies, and listened to the experiences of others. Decks of “Conversation Cards” prompted discussions, audio stations shared recorded stories of affected New Yorkers and police, and participants filled out postcards with their views and top concerns that were shared with Mayor Bill de Blasio.