In August of 2009, Richard Huie and a group of volunteers took a walk around Seattle's Chinatown in a community effort to address public safety issues facing the neighborhood. Exacerbated by language and cultural barriers, the greatest challenge facing the primarily immigrant resident population is the need to instill a sense of ownership. Through educational and training workshops, Huie modified the Neighborhood Watch model by creating the Block Walk to empower the community to take back their streets.
From the project, "16 Square Blocks."
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