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Defend the Rights of the African Community & Vigil for Lovelle Mixon

Date:
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/Author:
Bakari Olatunji
Email:
Phone:
510-569-9620
Location Details:
Gather at Uhuru House, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
6:30 March to Eastmont Town Center
Rally & Return to the Uhuru House

March and Candlelight Vigil to uphold the resistance of the African community and to remember the victims of the failed policy of police containment.

26 year old Lovelle Mixon, according to news reports, shot and killed four Oakland police officers before they ended his life. He was a victim of the colonial policies of a system in which he could look forward to being shot by the police or spending the majority of his life in prison.

Just like the resistance of Nat Turner and Gabriel Prosser, enslaved Africans once vilified and today considered heroes, African people in Oakland have a right to struggle against this government-imposed terror. Like the missiles launched from Gaza and the Iraqi resistance forces, African people will rightfully fight to free themselves against oppression in every form.

We call on the citizens of Oakland to unite with the demands raised by the Uhuru Movement for genuine economic development to the African working class community, for reparations for the families of victims of police violence, for a community controlled police review board with subpoena powers and for an immediate end to these failed public policies of police containment which have brought so much suffering to the African community for so long.

We call on Oakland citizens to join us in rejecting the knee-jerk criminalization of the oppressed African community by the city and state governments, and in recognizing that in order to go forward as a city we must unite in the quest for economic and social justice for the African community.


Come out to a march and vigil to to stand against the brutal, long-standing, publicly-supported policies of police containment of the Oakland Police Department and to unite as a city in the quest for economic and social justice for the African community.
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