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From Police Brutality to Hate Crimes: How We Can Win Justice
Date Saturday June 09
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
Oakland, CA
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorInternational Socialist Organization, Oakland
Emaillaney [at]
Racism and oppression is out of control in the city of Oakland. Recently, a transgender woman, Brandy Martell, was murdered in front of her friends. Not only has the police and city council been ineffective in stopping crime, they also use it to cover their tracks. The unchecked power of the police smashed the Occupy movement, regularly abuse youth of color, and murder unarmed people.

Recently, the OPD murdered another unarmed youth, Alan Blueford, who was weeks away from graduating from Skyline High School.

Whether it be police brutality or the murder of the oppressed, a movement needs to be built to stop violence. We must demand justice from a police department that is out of control and the city council that protects them. Join us for our panel discussion about how to build a movement that can unite the people of Oakland to win justice and take down all systems of oppression.


-Adam and Jeralynn Blueford, The parents of Alan Blueford

-Jack Bryson has been an outspoken activist against police brutal- ity since the murder of his son’s friend Oscar Grant

-Talishia Massey, sister of Brandy Martell

-Ashley Simmons is a member of the ISO and has been a leading activist in the fight for LGBT liberation in the Bay Area since 2008

-Crystallee Crain, Lead Faculty member of the Violence Prevention Initiative at the College of Alameda. She teaches politics, sociology and peace studies.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday May 29th, 2012 6:35 PM
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Demanding justice from a OPD is like demanding that a zebra change its stripesfreedom fighterMonday Jun 4th, 2012 7:11 PM
Justice 4 Raheim Brown Jr, killed by Oakland School PD in January 2011Idriss Stelley FoundationWednesday May 30th, 2012 7:00 PM
Have you invited recently Grieving Families to speak ?Idriss Stelley FoundationWednesday May 30th, 2012 6:56 PM
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