Fwd: National day of resistance: Take action
From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:56:32 -0800 (PST)
There will be a Police Brutality & Racial Injustice Response Action in
Minneapolis tomorrow sponsored by the Ferguson National Response Network.
It will be held at 1:00 pm at the Government Plaza on 5th Street between
3rd and 4th Avenues.

I plan to attend wearing my MN350 button to demonstrate that Black Lives
Matter to climate/environmental justice activists who understand that To
Change Everything, We Need Everyone. I expect the experience to provide an
enhanced sense of immediacy to a vibrant sense of urgency when I join the
discussion of Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything at 3:00 pm.
Scott Jackson
sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com

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From: Rashad Robinson, ColorOfChange.org <info [at] colorofchange.org>
Date: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 5:32 PM
Subject: National day of resistance: Take action
To: Scott Jackson <sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com>

 Dear Scott,

*I believe in a future with no discriminatory police violence.* A future
where 12-year-old Black children can play safely in the park without being
shot by law enforcement; A future where "Am I next?" doesn't haunt the
minds of millions of Black youth and adults every day; A future where the
justice system holds police who kill and harm Black communities fully and
swiftly accountable.

But we'll have to work hard for this distant future. *Tomorrow (12/13),
thousands of people across the country will take part in a national day of
resistance, demanding justice for Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and all those
targeted by the systemic crisis of anti-Black policing.* Our national
leaders are paying more attention to police brutality than they have in
years and its the power of our collective voices and civil unrest has
gotten us here — and we must continue.

*Join an action tomorrow to help increase pressure on President Obama and
Attorney General Eric Holder to hold Darren Wilson, Officer Pantaleo and
other officers who have killed and brutalized Black youth and adults fully
accountable. We need a powerful show of people to match the crisis of our
time. Find an event in your area using the links below and click on the
posters to download a printable version. *


*Ferguson National Response Network*

*And if you can't make it in person, please help strengthen the growing
movement by sharing the Justice For Mike Brown
<http://act.colorofchange.org/go/4422?t=3&akid=3960.1522417.aSEVN0> and
Justice for Eric Garner
campaigns with your friends and family.*

Although the vast majority of protests are peaceful, there is a real risk
of police violence or arrest. In response to the growing movement for
police accountability, law enforcement have militarized their tactics and
are cracking down on people exercising their first amendment right to free
speech. *Before attending an action, make sure you know your rights
<http://act.colorofchange.org/go/4419?t=5&akid=3960.1522417.aSEVN0> and
check out the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) on twitter
<http://act.colorofchange.org/go/4420?t=6&akid=3960.1522417.aSEVN0> and
your local NLG chapter
<http://act.colorofchange.org/go/4421?t=7&akid=3960.1522417.aSEVN0> for a
local hotline to report police violence or receive legal support if you are

[image: #BlackYouthMatter justiceformikebrown.org]
#BlackYouthMatter justiceformikebrown.org]

*We are in a historic time — amidst a growing new civil rights movement led
by inspiring Black and brown youth demanding an end to institutional
racism.* And since the St. Louis Grand Jury and Staten Island Grand Jury
refused to indict the officers who brutally killed Mike Brown and Eric
Garner, that movement has only grown. Thousands across the country have
taken to the streets to shut down highways, bridges, organize sit-ins and
die-ins, all in the name of a better future. *Tomorrow, we will come
together as a nation, to stand up in a powerful show of love and democracy
and move forward systemic change to end the insidious cycle of police
violence and denied justice.* We organize because Mike Brown's killer is
free; Because Eric Garner's killer is free; Because those who we have lost
to discriminatory police violence deserve justice:

   - Amadou Diallo, 23 years old, killed by police in 1999. Last words:
   "Mom I am going to college.”
   - Sean Bell, 23-years-old, killed by police the night before his
   wedding, last words: "I love you, too.”
   - Eric Garner, 43-years-old, killed by police 5 months ago, last words,
   "I can’t breathe.”
   - Mike Brown, 18-years-old, killed by police 4 months ago, last words “I
   don’t have a gun. Stop shooting.”

See you tomorrow,

Rashad Robinson

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