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Police Victim Idriss Stelley B-earthday ROCKED SF Candlestick Park today !!
by Idriss'Mom & Idriss Stelley Foundation staff ( meshairizarry [at] gmail.com )
Monday Aug 20th, 2012 12:40 AM
(Idriss was shot 48 times by 9 SFPD Officers in 6-12-01
Idriss Stelley Foundation usually host a big social justice event in front of SF City Hall on his Birthday, but this year we decide to host a HEALING event in the spirit of Unity & Solidarity among trusted Freedom Fighters in the trenches everyday.... away from turf wars within the police accountability movement, bruised egos and never ending lashing outs... We hope we set the tone for the future, reminding us all that "behind very haters often lays unbearave pain" (Walt Whiman). It is never too late to fotgive past hurdles and re-embrace unity ! We are ALL REDEEMABLE !

Idriss Stelley b-earthday celebration rocked SF Candlestick Park today !

(Idriss was shot 48 times by 9 SFPD Officers in 6-12-01
Idriss Stelley Foundation usually host a big social justice event in front of SF City Hall on his Birthday, but this year we decide to host a HEALING event in the spirit of Unity & Solidarity among trusted Freedom Fighters in the trenches everyday.... away from turf wars within the police accountability movement, bruised egos and never ending lashing outs... We hope we set the tone for the future, reminding us all that "behind very haters often lays unbearave pain" (Walt Whiman). It is never too late to fotgive past hurdles and re-embrace unity ! We are ALL REDEEMABLE !


we feasted on adobo chicken thrown on the grill, corn, salad, 2 kinds of melons, chips spaguetti, a big sheetcake prepared by the Chinese Bakery on Sam Bruno Avenue readid "Happy B-Day Idriss, ONE LOVE ! " and refreshments.
One participant regretted the absence of wine or beer, but soneone had brought cannabis and several people sent to toke discreetly at a respectable distance LOL...
we played with a beach ball, entered a hoolahoop contest, and danced a little. The kids made crowns out of weeds.


La Mesha Irizarry and the spirit of her son Idriss Stelley (killed by SFPD on 6-12-01) honor our guests of today

* Activist Harry Pariser & woman friend
* Al Osorio of Decolonize Oakland
* Anakh Sul Rama and friend Orlon Ryel
* Artist Enlightin Won, girlfiend of Matt Cicelski killed bu OPD in Jan 2011
* Charles Pitts of Poor Magazine & St Martin de Porres and girldriend Coletta
* Denika Chatman of Kenneth Harding Jr, Foundation and Community feeds;
* Ingrid Martin of Justice 4 Raheim Brown Jr. Tasforce
* Jeremy Miller of Idriss Stelley Foundation and wife Jessica Leon, + friend Dominick
* Leroy Moore of KripHop and Poor Magazine
* Lesley Tiyesha Phillips of Community Medics + her husband and their relative Kwame
* Lisa Tiny Gray-Garcia of Poor Magazine and son Tiburcio
* Oakland activist Io Sunwoo
* Poor Magazine scholar Bruce Allison
* Raheim Brown Sr & Chris Brown, father and brother of Raheim Brown, killed by Oakland School PD in Jan. 2011
* Rebecca Luisa of Idriss Stelley Foundation and QPOC Decolonize Oakland
* Remigio Fraga of Idriss Stelley Foundation
* Sharena Thomas of Community Medics (thanks for demo!) and her 2 daughters
* Siri Margerin of United 4 Peace & Justice
* Topaz and Charles Dubois of Labor Black&Brown+ a Native American Healer friend
* Tracey Bell Borden of Kenneth Harding Jr, Foundation and Community feeds;





A great thank you to Ingrid, Tiny, Rebecca and Orlon for taking pictures:
To Leslet's husband for sound system;
Ingrid for bringing the gorgeous flowers we released into the Bay waters before our final healing circle; and bringing salad and melons !
Remigio for preparing food the night before;
Rebecca for tirelessly working at the grill...;
Topaz and Native Healer for ritual and incantation;
Siri forever for the beautiful painting of Idriss...;
Lethea for the beautiful drawing and seeds;
Al for your generous donation;
Tiny for the poem to Idriss;
Lesley, Tiny, Rebecca and Ingrid for carpool !!


+++ doggies
Armani Pucci
& King Biscocho
for maintaining a peaceful truce !

Only one person, who knew and loved Idriss while he was on this earth, showed up, of all otherwho has known Idriss who promised to attend....shone by their absence.
It's all right, we already KNOW who is our family of the HEART !!


AGAIN, A HUGE THANK YOU !!!



BUT WHO DID I FORGET ????
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