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Thu Jan 3 2013 (Updated 01/04/13) Family, Friends, and Community Activists Gather for 4th Annual Vigil for Oscar Grant
Oscar Grant Remembered at Fruitvale BART Vigil Family and friends remembered Oscar Grant during a January 1st, 2013 vigil at the Fruitvale BART Station where his life was taken New Year's Day 2009. Four years after his murder by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle, Oakland has not forgotten Grant. Despite BART's expectations of a small crowd, over 150 people came out in Grant's memory.

Speakers, poets, and singers spoke about the life of Oscar Grant and other victims of police terrorism as the struggle for Justice for Oscar Grant continues. Speakers included Wanda Johnson, Grant's mother, Cephus "Bobby" Johnson, Grant's uncle, Tatiana Mesa, Grant's daughter; activists: Minister Keith Muhammad, Dereca Blackmon, Tony Coleman, and artists: Malika Ubaka, Fly Benzo, Zar the Dip, and Ras Ceylon, and more. Family members of other victims of police terror spoke out, including Denika Chatman, mother of Kenneth Harding, Jr., Adam Blueford, father of Alan Blueford, and Rosemary Duenez, mother of Ernest Duenez, Jr.

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Indybay Archive of the Justice for Oscar Grant Movement

06/24/15 UC Santa Cruz Students Who Blocked Highway Call for Court Support   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/24/15 Multiple Demonstrations at US Conference of Mayors in San Francisco   Government & Elections
06/22/15 Family Seeks Justice After Beating by Salinas Police is Captured on Video   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/22/15 Santa Cruz Grand Jury Report Details Increasing Need for Emergency Homeless Shelters   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/22/15 Alvarez Organized Latino Social Workers, Fought for Immigration Reform   Labor & Workers | California
06/22/15 Marten’s Decline Attributed to Destruction of Old-Growth Forest Habitat by Logging   Environment & Forest Defense | North Coast
06/18/15 Vigil Blocks Intersection for Two Hours to Signify Length of OPD Siege that Led to Killing   Police State and Prisons
06/18/15 Santa Cruz Takes the Pledge to Mobilize at the Climate Mobilization Rally   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/18/15 Demonstrators Say Serra used Kidnapping, Slavery to Forward "Radical Evangelical Movement"   Racial Justice | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/07/15 Police Officers Violently Arrest Man in the Middle of North Main Street in Salinas   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/04/15 Contingent Faculty Members Teach Over Half of the UC's Undergraduate Credit Hours   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia