The Civil Rights Movement was about building the power of communities who are most directly affected by racism of white supremacy, the power to determine their destiny and form the institutions that control their lives, argues Baltimore activist Dayvon Love. So when we look at the issue of police brutality, the answer is to build communal power by investing in the people in the communities, in the neighborhoods, Love says. The intersection of public policy and protest is the formula for social transformation.

Dayvon Love is Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a Baltimore- based non-profit. Dayvon is a resident of Northwest Baltimore City and graduate of Towson University majoring in African and African American Studies. Dayvon has deep experience with grassroots activism in the Baltimore community. He has given numerous speeches and led workshops around Baltimore to give insight into the plight of the masses of Baltimore citizens.