Lowrider Patrol Car
A community-driven collaboration combining art and awareness. Honoring culture, connecting with our indigenous roots and building new bridges in our Community.
In partnership with the Sonoma County Lowrider Council and the Santa Rosa Police Department.
Marylou Lowrider Patrol Car
Marylou Lowrider Patrol Car Documentary
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Director & Producer
CARMEN MARIA MITCHELL
Director of Photography
In Partnership with
SONOMA COUNTY LOWRIDER COUNCIL
& SANTA ROSA POLICE DEPARTMENT
CITY OF SANTA ROSA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
About The Project
"Introducing Santa Rosa's Own Lowrider Patrol Car: The Marylou! California was home to some of the first lowriders ever created, and we're proud to become part of the "low and slow" community. The City of Santa Rosa’s Office of Community Engagement, the Sonoma County Lowrider Council, and the Santa Rosa Police Department are excited to announce the completion of the Marylou Lowrider Patrol Car. The Project is community-driven; the idea came from the Sonoma County Lowrider Council and the car build was completed various car clubs and solo riders from the Sonoma County lowrider community, including Latin Rollers Car Club Santa Rosa, Ranflitas Car Club North Bay; Viejitos Car Club North Bay, 1 Firme Car Club, Impalas North Bay Car Club, Good Times Car Club, and Paul Marquez, solo rider.
Other nearby communities have been encouraged by the conversations that have taken place around their lowrider patrol cars. Law enforcement officers and the communities they serve can connect in a new way as they talk hydraulics, artwork, and rims. Santa Rosa will be introducing The Marylou into our neighborhoods and communities with the hope that we can start to build new bridges here. Programming will include workshops and community events featuring lowriding as a form of healing from generational trauma, as well as a social cohesion strategy and a way to connect with our Indigenous roots.
We know this is just ONE part of the work that needs to be done to repair the relationship between police and our BIPOC community. We hope you'll be part of this project and that you'll tell us what else can be done to improve outreach efforts across the city. Use the tools below to share your ideas."