#BLM protests and other antiracist things to do…

Today’s Local Actions – Thursday 7/9  – “Continue on” Edition

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Events happening today! 

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; It must be demanded by the oppressed.” ~ MLK

  • We’re putting up information on local protests and actions by others we’re finding from informal sources. These listings are not endorsements nor guarantees as to time/place/type of protest or participant safety. Events can and have already been cancelled without notice.
  • Protest safely in the time of pandemic and police overreaction: Go here for resources on camera apps, equipment, what to know if you’re stopped by police.

Today’s CALL/email Actions! 

Junipero Serra Statue Action

Whose history counts? Write Ventura City Councilmembers to relocate the Serra Statue! Get ready for the next meeting on Wed. July 15.

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Although Ventura Mayor Matt LaVere, Father Tom Elewaut of Mission San Buenaventura and Julie Tumamait-Stenslie, tribal chair of the Barbareno/Ventureno Band of Mission Indians (Chumash), had already agreed that the statue of Junipero Serra should be transferred from City Hall to the mission grounds where he belongs, a contentious city council meeting spooked some council members to abandon this civilized solution, and punt their decision to a later meeting on a CEQA technicality (Wed. July, 15th) or even to a costly public vote. Continue reading “#BLM protests and other antiracist things to do…”

Fri. 5/8: Update – Standing indivisible with Ahmaud Arbery. Keep calling – this isn’t finished.

Quote from #irunwithmaud

Update 5/8/2020 – The Third Man: Thanks to the huge public reaction to the cellphone video of a young black man being murdered-while-jogging, the two men involved have finally been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault.  We are waiting on whether the man who filmed the incident, William Bryan, will be charged, as well.

We also now know that the former attorney for the Gregory and Travis McMichaels, Alan David Tucker, was the one who released the video on Tuesday.

Continue reading “Fri. 5/8: Update – Standing indivisible with Ahmaud Arbery. Keep calling – this isn’t finished.”

Wed. 5/6: Standing indivisible with Ahmaud Arbery. Two actions.

Quote from S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for the Arbery family.

This post has been updated. Please go here for latest information and actions. 

Update 5/8: Thanks to the huge public reaction to the cellphone video of a young black man being murdered-while-jogging, the two men involved have finally been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault.  We are waiting on whether William Bryan, the third man who followed Arbery, filmed the incident, will be charged, as well.

We also now know that the former attorney for the Gregory and Travis McMichaels, Alan David Tucker, was the one who released the video on Tuesday.

For all of you who took the time to sign the petition below and make calls and emails to protest this injustice, thank you. We shouldn’t have to ring phones off the desks, but we will.

Action – Sign the petition.

73 days ago, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25 year-old black man, left his mom’s home for his daily jog. He was chased down and killed by well-armed two white men, a retired police office and his son. Because of the lockdown constraints on local protests, Ahmaud’s family and friends worried that his brutal murder would go unnoticed and that no one would be held to account. But we have phones and computers and we, along with many others, have noticed. (Warning – the video below shows an innocent person being murdered. Skip over and go straight to the actions as necessary.)

Continue reading “Wed. 5/6: Standing indivisible with Ahmaud Arbery. Two actions.”