Zulu Community Protection
Training our community to provide protection and security
Zulu Community Protection draws its inspiration from the African concept known as Ubuntu. The word has no literal translation to English, but on its most molecular level, Ubuntu is a definition of humanity that centers the community, and our responsibility to one another. We can only be fully human, in other words, through healthy relationships with our neighbors and other human beings.
Guided by this vaunted African value system, Zulu Community Protection identifies and trains resources on-campus and on-the-ground to provide the university ecosystem and small businesses with reliable security services.
This is obviously intended as a response to traditional law-enforcement organizations in the Bay Area which too often escalate crises and in doing so, alienates—and even ruptures— communities, particularly Black and Brown ones. Zulu Community Protection trains first responders to defuse tensions not detonate them, to talk not “tase” to protect property and people, and to understand that in seeing people at their worst, the goal, ultimately, is not to judge but to help heal, to learn from our mistakes, and grow individually and as part of a whole.
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Organizational & Youth Training Programs
Zulu Community Protection offers Security Protection Services staffed with local men and women of color and/or works with organizations and educational institutions in providing security training that integrates students and staff in a manner that transforms the safety culture.