ROOTS (formerly Occupy the Hood), People’s Community Medics, and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement invite you to join the Million Hoodie & Hijab contingent on May Day as part of the Dignity and Resistance march in Fruitvale & the International May Day mobilizations for workers & im/migrants.
Tuesday, May 1
Meet at 3:00pm at Fruitvale BART plaza.
After the rally, we'll join the march to San Antonio Park and on to Downtown Oakland.
Uniting our struggles against racist profiling and oppression
In honor of: Trayvon Martin (Sanford, FL), Sergio Huereca (El Paso), Shaima Alawadi (San Diego), Oscar Grant (Oakland), Ramarley Graham (Bronx), Rekia Boyd (Chicago), Danny Chen (U.S. Army), Kenneth Chamberlain (NY), Agnes Torres (Puebla) and all people attacked, detained, brutalized, and killed by racist violence.
We will wear our hoodies, our hijabs, our rebosos, in solidarity with each other for:
* An end to police brutality and vigilante murders *
* An end to splitting up and deporting our families *
* An end to the oppression of all immigrant communities *
* An end to all forms of racism, xenophobia, and homophobia *
* An end to evictions, foreclosures, and gentrification *
* An end to school closures and funneling our children into private prisons *
We call for Black, Brown, & Arab Unity against institutional racism
We want: Schools not jails. Homes not banks. People not profits. Immigrant rights. Civil Rights. HUMAN rights for all!
This is NOT about a piece of clothing...this is about America's criminal disregard for our lives: for Black life, for Muslim life, for the lives of Im/migrants and poor people. We are not disposable. We are mothers, fathers, aunties, tios, sons, daughters, and elders -- and we WILL have our human rights.
We call for an end to white supremacy and for the institution of a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice, as proposed by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and others. http://mxgm.org/trayvon-martin-is-all-of-us/
This action is for all our beautiful Oakland diasporas. For East, West, and North Oakland. For youth, for the church folks, for the artists and agitators, for teachers, for first-time marchers, for veteran freedom fighters, for aunties and uncles & everybody who loves justice...
Bring your signs! Your songs! Your chants! And most importantly...your folks!
If your group would like to endorse and/or participate in this contingent, let us know!
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--> Note: This contingent will be part of the Dignity and Resistance march, which is being organized by a wide range of immigrant rights and Decolonize/Occupy activists. While we never know how the police are going to respond, both this march and contingent are being organized to be non-violent and family-friendly. There will be many actions going on during May Day in Oakland, and we hope this will be a strong day for the diverse, powerful people of the 99%.
We also stand in solidarity with the Occupy the Justice Department actions in Washington, DC on April 24 and the National Day of Action for Trayvon Martin on April 26.
For more info on the Dignity and Resistance march: http://mayday2012.blogspot.com/
For more info on other Occupy Oakland actions on May Day: http://occupyoakland.org/