On Thursday, November 16,2017, my chaplin Brother Al Mims and I slept outside Spotted Cat Food and Spirits as part of Covenant House annual Sleep Out America fundraiser
Two hundred ninety five dollars was donated to Covenant House from my Sleep Out America page and I thank all donors!
Brother Richard, a homeless gent I assist, checked on us through the night and Lucci, another member of our group, joined us a couple hours before sunrise.
I enjoyed the Sleep Out and may incorporate it into my ongoing outreach efforts. We hit the streets and the internet with our advocacy and may need to sleep out more often too.
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black.
My #HeroWeen2017 Fish Fry & Costume Party Tuesday night was successful.
Thank you to Spotted Cat Food and Spirits for the venue and all who gave canned goods and clothing for the value.
New Hope Baptist Church in New Orleans Central City area received what we collected for distribution through their food bank and clothing closet.
Sharing supply is the fantastic flipside of creating safety.
The basic purpose of my street patrol is mobilizing people beyond pigment and party to unite around creating safety together.
As police morale ( and ranks ) plummets amid a lovefest for violent criminals and thieves, the safety created by the public is often all we can count on.
I fund my volunteer street patrol by working with businesses, staff snd patrons inside a building on the cusp of a ghettofied old neighborhood and a gentrified new one.
Its precarious proximity and welcoming culture invite any number of violent youth whom I’ve displaced who robbed people with impunity, along with engaging lengthy lists of folks in crisis.
This job arose as a direct result of my volunteering there in the wake of a female patron being attacked in one of the parking lots. It was Cap Black Street Patrol 101, where I provided a sorely missing presence and netwotked with stakeholders in the building and surrounding community.
Street Patrol 101 gave me a daily opportunity to create safety with people whose empathy regarding root causes of area violence and theft stops short of being required to become victims.
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is creator of the Cap Black Street Patrol, a volunteer safety creation initiative. 504 214-3082.