Four Ways to Help Racial Injustice in Law Enforcement

by schangdiaz

Fri, 07/08/2016


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1. Join the email list of and donate to any of the local or national advocacy groups that are already doing important advocacy work on racial justice issues, like Boston NAACP, Jobs Not Jails, the ACLU, the Blackstonian, BPCAT, or Black Lives Matter. Follow up on the action items they will alert you to.

2. Write, call, tweet at, or stop by the office(s) of your state and local elected officials, including your public safety officials (find your state & county leaders list here and city-level leaders here) and ask them what actions they are taking to support any of the following legislative/executive efforts:

Include your name, address, and email address in your contact to these officials and respectfully let them know you want an answer.

3. Write letters to the editor at the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, or other news outlets and post on social media about your support for the above policies and their connection to the horrific, recurring, unjust loss of Black life in America.

4.  Join one of the local solidarity events to show your outrage:

Holding Space for Black Life

Friday, July 8, 2016

6-9PM

Make Shift Boston, 549 Columbus Avenue, Boston

Sponsored by: Black Lives Matter Boston

Note from organizers: “Please respect this as a space for Black* folks to gather”

1.2K interested, 519 going, 1.7k invited

 

Boston Rally of Solidarity

Saturday, July 9, 2016

11AM-1:30PM

Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street, Boston

Hosted by James Hill

540 interested, 131 going, 533 invited

 

Determined Divas Dialogues

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Bruce Bolling Building

Sponsors: Ayanna Pressley, Andrea Campbell, LDBPI

45 interested, 30 going, 108 invited

 

Speak Out Against Police Terror - SayTheirNames: AltonSterling PhilandoCastile Not1More

Saturday, July 9, 2016

1PM-3PM, Dudley Station

Sponsored by Mass Action Against Police Brutality

589 interested, 278 going, 2.7k invited (info via facebook)

 

 

SURJ Boston - Monthly Chapter Meeting

Thursday, July 21, 2016

6pm-8pm

SEIU 615 Local – 26 West St, Boston, Ma 02111

1K interested, 236 going, 579 invited