We stand in solidarity with all uprisings and protests against the police state and state sanctioned violence and murders. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others DEMAND justice. We encourage our communities to focus our effort on bringing about justice for Black lives, as well as take time for community self reflection in our efforts for change. Black Lives Matter. Stop Killing Black People. Defund the Police.
We have decided to postpone our broad virtual community gathering originally scheduled for Saturday, June 13th. We are encouraging folks to engage in a variety of ways as they are all valuable. Protest, donate to bail funds and Black-led orgs doing the work every day, offer food and transportation, sign petitions, advocate elected officials, have those conversations with family and friends.
Many folks have been doing this work for a long time, and for others it’s with a new awakening. Keep your foot on the gas, we have a lot of work to do and we are just getting started.
Graphic by Instagram user @calirock
[Image description: Black background with white lettering that says “some are posting on social media some are protesting in the streets some are donating silently some are educating themselves some are having tough conversations with friends & family a revolution has many lanes — be kind to yourself and to others who are traveling in the same direction just keep your foot on the gas”. Painting of a young non-binary Black person with their hands up, wearing a t-shirt that says “Don’t Shoot”. In back of them is a crowd of Black people in the street at night with their hands up. Large text says “Stop Killing Black People”.]