Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Urgent meeting Sat. Aug 16, 1 - 5 pm
Quaker House, 5615 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago
NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT. You can make a big difference.
Come to the
Chicago Organizing Launch of the

YOU ARE NEEDED to be part of the national October 2014 Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration and Police Terror.  You are needed more than ever after unarmed Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO was murdered in cold blood by a cop -- shot 8 times with his hands in the air. THIS MUST STOP NOW.

People in Ferguson stood up, and continue to stand up in righteous protest and rebellion against this brutal outrage. They have been met with phalanxes of police with dogs (like in Mississippi in the 1960s), and shotguns, rubber bullets, and tear gas. Far from suppressing people's anger, it brought out stronger determination.

A 17-year-old told the St Louis Post-Dispatch: "It feels like I am at a historical moment. Black people are coming together. We aren't killing each other, we are working as one."

We call for a massive  Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration  in October of this year;a Month that can impact all of society; one that can open the eyes of millions of people to the need to end this new Jim Crow. "In October, 2014,our resistance to mass incarceration must reverberate across the country and around the world. There must be powerful demonstrations nationwide on October 22, the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality,Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. Throughout October there must be panels and symposiums on campuses and in neighborhoods; major concerts and other cultural expressions; ferment in the faith communities, and more-all aimed at taking the movement to STOP mass incarceration to a much higher level. October, 2014, must be a month that makes clear that thousands and thousands are willing to stand up and speak out today and to awaken and rally forth millions." Join our Facebook event here.

Bud Billiken parade

We took this Month of Resistance out to the Bud Billiken parade last Saturday where we met many people who told us over and over that mass incarceration affects every family, and the youth are constantly harassed, degraded and brutalized by the police.  Many people from all walks of life told us that mass incarceration and police terror are intolerable and have to END -- from people struggling everyday to survive, to community groups, church groups, neighborhood clubs, unions, ex-prisoner support groups, mental health groups, etc.
Stop Mass Incarceration!
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is a project of the Alliance for Global Justice, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is building a* movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality; and the racially biased policies and practices of the police, the courts and the U.S. legal system; and to support the rights of prisoners and the formerly incarcerated. We call on all to join us.

No comments:

Like us on Facebook