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LeftRoots Report-Back from #FergusonOctober Weekend of Resistance
October 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join LeftRoots for a report-back from our delegation that joined in the #FergusonOctober Weekend of Resistance from October 10 – 13.
According to a report released from the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, every 28 hours, a Black person is killed by the police or by vigilantes. The murders of Renisha McBride, Michael Brown, Aiyanna Stanley, Ezell Ford, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and many more have galvanized a growing movement challenging police violence in Black communities.
Resistance in Ferguson, led primarily by young Black people, has continued for more than two months, with direct action, organizing, base-building and other forms of resistance. To date, hundreds have been arrested seeking justice—organizers want to make sure there is not only not one more Mike Brown, but also not one more Darren Wilson.
LeftRoots sent a delegation to St. Louis to lend our support to the leaders from organizations like Millennial Activists United, Hands Up United, Organization for Black Struggle, and Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment. We know that to turn this from a moment into a movement, we will need to connect our seemingly isolated fights around gentrification, workers rights, police violence, education justice and more into a strong, resilient and connected movement that can transform our communities, our country and our world.
The program will include reflections from Alicia Garza, Neva Walker, Christine Cordero, Lucia Lin and Steve Williams as well as others who participated in the Weekend of Resistance.
Donations are accepted. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds.