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#DeathByCop: Join the County-wide S.T.O.P Police Violence Coalition this Tuesday, April 7th, for a 4-point directional march converging at the County Board of Supervisors and District Attorney Jackey Lacey’s office calling for justice on behalf of families who’ve lost loved ones to police murders. Over 615 coffins will be marched through the streets of Los Angeles from four different directions. Starts at 9am, check facebook here.
Monthly Coalition Meeting: Join Us! Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30pm for our Monthly Coalition Meeting- UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 Parkview St. Los Angeles, 90057 (across from Macarthur Park)
#DeathByCop “Remember Me”
On 4/7/15, the S.T.O.P Police Violence Coalition is organizing a 4-Directions March: North, South, East, West-that will start at 9:00AM at four different locations, and will converge in Downtown L.A. at 12:30 in front of the LA County Board of Supervisors at 500 W. Temple L.A. 90012. -We will also stop by the District Attorney Office Jackie Lacey Office at 210 West Temple St. Facebook Event Here.
There will be no permit for this march. We will not ask permission from our oppressors to fight for our own dignity. We will have Peace-Builders and Interventionists present to protect the people.
The S.T.O.P. Police Violence is a collective of family members from Southern CA who have lost loved ones to police murder @[null:#DeathByCop] and community members who have been directly and personally affected by police brutality, including youth of color, community-based organizations, students, teachers, clergy, activists, LGBTIQ people, houseless people, undocumented youth, and so on. We have been meeting since the Winter in response to the massive outcry for justice after Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Ezell Ford, and thousands of other families were denied justice.
The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is one of the many sponsors and endorsers of the march.
MLK Legacy March – TODAY – April 4th
On Saturday, April 4th 2015 we will be commemorating the 47th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. We would like to invite you to please join faith, youth, community, workers, labor, immigrants, entertainers, and many others for a historic “BLACK & BROWN LIVES UNITED”, Martin Luther King Legacy March!
The deaths of Trayvon Martin, Africa, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Omar Abrego and many others are bearing witness to America that we can no longer remain silent to a criminal justice system that disregards the sacredness of black and brown lives in our communities.
These recent tragic incidents also points out the disparity that exist in our communities of color in relation to economic, education and quality of life made possible by past and present policies.
Lets honor the Martin Luther King legacy of fighting for the dignity of all people and his desire to end poverty through “The Poor People’s Campaign” during his final days.
WHEN: Saturday, April 4th, 2015
WHERE: Olympic & Broadway (Downtown LA)
Human Relations Commission – April 9 at 9:30 AM
Join us for the HRC meeting on Thursday April 9th at 9:30 am to demand full community participation in crafting these hearings. We’ll meet at 200 N. Main across the street from the City Hall entrance.
In March 2015, the LA City Human Relations Commission confirmed that they will start the process of community meetings/hearings with the first event to be held in South LA in the first week of May. The purpose is to gather input on Suspicious Activity Reporting, Gang Injunctions, use of force, and other public safety issues. Proving time and again that HRC also has close relationship with LAPD, we need to keep up the pressure and make sure that the community has a real voice in these events, and to make sure that the State’s spokespeople don’t monopolize the conversation.
DarkMatter Presents – April 18 at 7 PM
With an increase in racist and queerphobic violence and a state that uses our bodies to advance its imperialist agenda at home and abroad, what’s become apparent is that LGBTIQ rights have become co-opted. JOIN DarkMatter for a night of poetry, polemic, and healing as we not only critique — but also imagine new queer futures.
Based in New York, DARKMATTER is a trans south asian performance art duo comprised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. Facebook Event Here
Need Your help – Action Through Social Media
The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is asking for your help with expanding our social media coverage. Here are some quick and easy ways you can help in the effort to effectively use social media as a weapon in the fight against LAPD brutality and oppression:
1. Like our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/
2. Once you have “liked” the page, you will find an option to invite your friends on the page. Please take a few moments to invite your friends list to “like” the page. You will see a small “invite” button next to each one of your friends. Hit that button for each of your friends (they should appear on a drop-down list.)
3. Share Stop LAPD Spying Coalition facebook posts.
4. Follow us on twitter @stoplapdspying
5. When you see a Stop LAPD Spying Coalition tweet, please re-tweet using the hashtag #LAPCFAILS
6. Follow us on Tumblr at http://stoplapdspying.tumblr.
Sign the Petition/ Fill out Community Survey
Drone Free- LAPD/ No Drones, LA!
The Drone-Free LAPD/No Drones, LA Campaign is currently working to collect thousands of signatures on paper and online. Please sign the petition online and also send it to your friends!
We’re seeking the community’s input over LAPD’s newly developed drone arsenal. Please take a short moment to fill out this survey, which will inform our organizing moving forward. Visit this link to answer a few short questions.
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