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Title: CAPE maintaining a presence at BART in Observation of Oscar Grant III's Birthday
START DATE: Friday February 27
TIME: 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location Details:
ALL OVER. Print up flyers, and pass them out! If you do not have the ability to print fliers, there are several locations where you can pick them up on Friday.

* 7:30AM - 8:45AM - 19th Street Oakland BART Station (look for CAPE members)
* 8:00AM - 10:00AM - Lake Merritt BART Station (look for CAPE members)
* 9:00AM - 3:00PM - Peace Development Fund, 3221 22nd St, 3rd Floor in San Francisco
* 10:00AM - 2:00PM - Leadership Excellence, 1924 Franklin St in Oakland
* 12:30PM - 1:30PM - 19th Street Oakland BART Station (look for CAPE members)
* 4:00PM - 6:00PM - Ashby BART Station (look for CAPE members)
* 5:30PM - 6:30PM - 19th Street Oakland BART Station (look for CAPE members)
* Throughout the Day - Fruitvale BART
Event Type: Vigil/Ritual
As many of you know, this coming Friday, February 27th, is Oscar Grant III's Birthday. He would have been 23 years old.

In his honor, CAPE members will be at BART stations across the Bay, passing out fliers encouraging people to remember not only his death but his life. We would like to invite and encourage all of you to join us - for an hour, for two hours, whatever you can give.

You will find a copy of the flier attached to this email. Please download it and print as many copies as you can, and hand it out to folks at BART stops throughout the day. We are especially trying to get folks out during the morning and afternoon rush hours.

If your organization, or you and a couple of friends can "sponsor" a BART stop by committing a couple of hours during the day, please let us know ASAP so we can coordinate everyone's efforts and make sure that we have people all over the BART system.

If you do not have the ability to print fliers, there are several locations where you can pick them up on Friday.

* 7:30AM - 8:45AM - 19th Street Oakland BART Station (look for CAPE members)
* 8:00AM - 10:00AM - Lake Merritt BART Station (look for CAPE members)
* 9:00AM - 3:00PM - Peace Development Fund, 3221 22nd St, 3rd Floor in San Francisco
* 10:00AM - 2:00PM - Leadership Excellence, 1924 Franklin St in Oakland
* 12:30PM - 1:30PM - 19th Street Oakland BART Station (look for CAPE members)
* 4:00PM - 6:00PM - Ashby BART Station (look for CAPE members)
* 5:30PM - 6:30PM - 19th Street Oakland BART Station (look for CAPE members)
* Throughout the Day - Fruitvale BART

Finally, we would like to encourage everyone to wear blue ribbons or armbands all day (blue was Oscar's favorite color).

Thank you for all you do. We look forward to seeing you out there!

On Behalf of CAPE



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by i am oscar grant
Thursday Feb 26th, 2009 1:41 PM
People remembering Oscar Grant does not bring him justice, along with the 11 other people in Oakland who were killed by OPD last year or the countless men and women who have been killed and harassed by police all over the country. When we were out in the streets, we said that we would not accept this violent treatment. We said no justice, no peace...and by stopping the movement to pass out Oscar Grant's favorite color in ribbons is settling for peace when we haven't yet gotten justice.
I understand there's a wide political spectrum within CAPE and different opinions about what went down after their rallies...but that shouldn't stop us from demanding what we need.
by Rebellion w/o strategy is just chaos
Friday Feb 27th, 2009 5:53 PM
So lets quit being dumb asses already. I want to know where you are going to get justice from? What does it look like? Do you think just cuz folks break some shit that the whole system is going to dismantle itself? You are part of a small few who believe that their shouldnt be a governmental entity. I am tired of the marches too. Excited to see how No Justice No Bart shuts down bart on the 5th. But lets keep it real. If your justice is achieved, will it make Oscars family feel better. Today is a day to remember him. Remember his little girl is missing her daddy. You think she cares about a march or if ya'll ass' decide to run amuck in the streets?
Justice, regardless of what you want to beleive, will only happen in court for Oscar, and will come by sitting at the tables where any decision that alters our lives happens. How is breakin some shit getting you any closer to that table?
Be strategic. Not an idiot. Either help with an event today or shut up. All your doing is ranting and how is that adding to the end game? May make you feel good. Probably makes you feel like those kids in Greece. But different systems, different monsters, different rules. You're weak. There is laws here to protect protesters. Work with what you got. If violence worked, wed have a whole lot of shit done, but we dont. So pick another tactic weakest link.
by we are all oscar grant
Saturday Feb 28th, 2009 8:47 PM
I agree that rebellion without strategy is just chaos. But simply remembering Oscar Grant is nothing. Do you think Mehserle got arrested because people decided to wear his favorite color? Yes, people should be able to appreciate him (Oscar Grant) being alive and grieve his death...and at the same time, it's not going to prevent future police brutality. Which is my goal, and how I see justice in this situation.

And it's funny that you're telling me not to be an idiot when you make assumptions about my politics. I've never said that I don't believe in a government entity. Still, this system cannot bring us good. It's not an isolated incident when Oscar Grant got shot. It's not mysterious why cops who kill people don't really get any shit for it. So why would anyone "on the inside" do anything to change that? We want this change, we have to demand it. Which is what this whole movement around Oscar Grant started out as.
by we are all oscar grant
Saturday Feb 28th, 2009 8:51 PM
And as for his daughter--she might not care about the marches...she might not even care about CAPE passing out fliers for his birthday... But what counts is that we fight for another child not having to experience the same loss...which I'm pretty sure she'll appreciate.