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|Stop "Stop and Frisk" From Coming to SF|
|Date||Saturday August 04|
|Time||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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|Redstone Building, 3rd floor conference room, 2940 16th St. @ the corner of Capp St., San Francisco. 1 short block East of 16th St. BART. The buiding is wheelchair accessible.|
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
Speakers include:Added to the calendar on Saturday Jul 28th, 2012 6:53 PM
Denika Chatman- Kenneth Harding Jr. Foundation
Debray "Fly Benzo" Carpenter- Bayview Hunters Point community activist
Shanell Williams- Associated Students president, City College San Francisco
Derron Thweatt- International Socialist Organization
Come to this meeting to talk about how we can build a movement to stop this extension of the New Jim Crow from coming to San Francisco.
No sooner had the Center for Constitutional rights published its damning report of New York's racist Stop and Frisk program than Mayor Lee declared that he wants to bring it to San Francisco. Lee denies that it is a racist policy - but the facts cannot be avoided: 685,724 people were stopped in NYC in 2011, 84% were Black or Latino - although they make up only about 52% of the city's population. 88% of all stops did not result in an arrest or a summons. This daily attack on people of color in New York fueled a march of thousands in NY against this racist onslaught.
The fight-back against Stop and Frisk in San Francisco is building too. Why is Mayor Lee so intent, in his words, to "get the guns"? The new tech boom means more gentrification, increasing rents, and a rise in the cost of living. There has been more than a 50% drop in the city's black population since the 90s. This city is becoming a place for people with money as the rest of us are being forced out. Fighting Stop & Frisk is an important step in declaring that people of color and the working class of San Francisco have a right to live here!
Summer Hararah from the Asian Law Caucus National Security and Civil Rights Program will also be speaking on the panel. I've attached an updated flier which lists three additional speakers.