Weekly Newsletter - October 28, 2019
Monday, October 28 • 5:30 — 7 pm
Day Of Outrage in Honor of Atatiana Jefferson: Wear Black!
Stand in solidarity with people across the country at a National Day of Outrage in honor of Atatiana Jefferson and Black women who have been killed at the hands of police violence. Oakland will join New York, Seattle, Detroit, Dayton, Washington DC, and many other cities nationwide. Atatiana’s family has issued the following statement: “Our family is mourning over the tragic and untimely murder of Atatiana by Aaron Dean, former Fort Worth police officer. Although Dean, has been arrested and charged, he is back on the streets and we are uncertain justice will prevail. We demand full transparency and accountability. It is our sincere hope that Atatiana’s story will not be forgotten, and our pursuit of dignity prevents the likelihood of similar events of police abuse. Please show up for the Day of Outrage wherever you are. Keep our loved one’s name alive!” Oakland organizers are asking people to wear black and bring flowers or other items for the altar.
Location: Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland
Weekly Newsletter - October 21, 2019
Tuesday, October 22 • 11:15 am
Save Money, Save Lives: Audit Sheriff Ahern
Turn out for a brief rally outside of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, followed by a Alameda County Board of Supervisors open meeting. We need to urge them to conduct an independent performance and financial audit of the ACSO. With mounting human rights abuse, neglect, mistreatment, in-custody deaths, we need real transparency and accountability: months of hard work have paid off, and the Board of Supervisors is finally going to see and hear the full scope of the audit proposal. Find out more about #auditahern and get involved here.
Location: 1401 Lakeside Drive, Oakland
Weekly Newsletter - October 14, 2019
Monday, October 14 • 12:00 – 3:30 pm
Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day today at this free outdoor program with Native American art, vendors, music, and dancers. Talented Indigenous artists include Pura Fé (Tuscarora), Raye Zaragoza (Akimel O’otham descent), Ostwelve (Stō:lo) and Pamyua (Inuit) and more! Jonathan Cordero (Ramaytush Ohlone) begins the celebration with an opening and land acknowledgement. The program highlights the Bay Area’s vastly diverse and talented community of Indigenous artists.
Location: Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts. San Francisco
Weekly Newsletter - October 7, 2019
Wednesday, October 9 • 6:45 – 9:00 pm
Intro to SURJ Meeting
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority. You will hear about SURJ's pathways for entering the work, including committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We'll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. There will also be a speaker from one of our partner organizations, Initiate Justice, that's 100% led by people impacted by mass incarceration. The group works to end mass incarceration and change California's criminal justice policy. Register today!
Location: Movement Strategy Center, 436 14th Street, Suite 500, Oakland
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