By Fire Fire
Growing up, Melissa Lama was taught by her mum to not make eye contact with the police. Now a Pacific community advocate and Islam convert with children of her own, she tells us why communities need to be at the forefront of strengthening the safety of our streets, not people in uniform.
The Outliers is a series profiling impressive young people from minority backgrounds who are standing out from their peers.
Made with support from NZ On Air.