I can hardly believe it’s been five years since we released 10 Rules for Dealing with Police! But you wouldn’t know it from the way people react when they see it for the first time.

Luckily, when I heard about this local event hosted by renowned DC community activist Kymone Freeman, I was able to pull together a camera crew to capture it. (Runtime: 2:38)

Because of the efforts of local activists and educators of all stripes, know-your-rights events like these routinely happen all around the country. So if you’ve ever wanted to organize your own local event – there’s never been a better time to do it!

To help get you started, I’ve updated our 10 Rules for Hosting a Great Know-Your-Rights Event. This includes tips for picking a great venue. (Hint: Smaller is better than too big.) It also explains why you should always invite a local criminal defense attorney. (They’re the best at audience Q&A.)

Whether you’re an experienced know-your-rights event pro or just getting started, thank you for bringing the power of knowledge to the people!