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"Libation to Liberation: Community, Safety, Defense and Justice" On Oscar Grant's Birthday
Date Thursday February 27
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
San Jose State University
Engineering Building, Room 285-7
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorEsther Hamm
"Libation to Liberation: Community, Safety, Defense and Justice" On Oscar Grant's Birthday

Thursday, February 27th, 6-9pm
SJSU Engineering Building, Room 285-87

This day #2 of a two part program scheduled to takes place both on the anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin (February 26th), and the birthday of Oscar Grant (February 27th).

Day One (Feb 26th) - Is a film showing of "Fruitvale Station" and Q&A with the family at MLK Library, 6-9 pm.

Day Two - (Feb 27th) Is Libation to Liberation Community, Safety, Defense and Justice, SJSU Engineering Building Room 285-87, 6-9 pm.

Typically libation is just a moment at the beginning of a program, a bit of ceremony and then we move on. This entire program is to be a libation. With the families opening up and honoring their lost, but also telling talking about the work they've been doing, and the best part, the part where all of us get down to what still needs to be done. This is an interactive encounter, not your typical audience recipient lecture or panel. As such the beginning of the program is for the families who have lost loved ones. Each will be taking three minutes to tell us about their loved ones and then speak to the work they're doing, have done. Why only 3 minutes you may ask, this is why:

The Invitees and Attendees Are:

Emmett Till's Family
Oscar Grant Grant's Family
Kerry Baxter's Family
Mario Romero's Family
James Rivera's Family
Gregory Johnson's Family
Alan Blueford's Family
Donovan Jackson's Family
Andy Lopez's Family
Jose Calderon's Family

And likely many more, as more and more are adding on daily...

If yourself or someone you know has last some one please come, this is for you, if they have been harassed, harmed, brutalized or murdered by the police this program is for you...

We're doing movement building here, not just some getting to know you banter but actual organizing...

The time, is now... together we can perhaps figure out what is to be done next, where we can go, we'll be providing for a facilitated brainstorming, as well as have snacks, beverages spoken word, and hip hop....

This programs constitutes the first in a series of similar gatherings that will be happening in an ongoing basis not just here in San Jose, but throughout the bay area.

If you are interested in tabling (all tabling welcome if its in line with the theme, and you will not be allowed to interfere or table during the actual program only before and after, your price for tabling is your participation as simple as that), either way contact us...

If you have questions or have a family looking to get on the Libation list (it really is their program) please call or contact us at, we will get back to you ASAP:

email: justice4trayvonsj [at]
phone: 408-915-8729

WARNING: This Gathering Will Be Filmed, if you do not want to be on video, please tell us ahead of time.

Our follow up is scheduled for late March:

"Decolonizing Futures: Remembering the Past, Investigating the Present" - This program will have an emphasis on Murdered, Disappeared and Incarcerated Indigenous Women - Black, Brown, Yellow and Red... not to mention continue our discussions from this current program. This will be a gender biased program, in which men can attend, but must be invited to speak.

*Special Thanks to Dignidad Rebelde, since much of this art wouldn't exist without their work, and the work of others...

Campus Maps, Directions, Parking:

email: justice4trayvonsj [at] ~ phone: 408-915-8729
Added to the calendar on Thursday Feb 20th, 2014 12:28 PM
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