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Interfaith Challenge to Protest Curfew
Date Sunday May 24
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
14th and Broadway Street
Oakland, California 94612
Event Type Protest
Organizer/Author
People of faith and goodwill, come out Sunday night in solidarity with #blacklivesmatter #sayhername #justiceforrekia and all those fighting for black and brown liberation in the streets of Oakland. Together we will sing, pray, meditate, and drum for justice while claiming the streets of Oakland for the people of Oakland.

Last night, the Oakland Police Department, acting on orders from Mayor Libby Schaaf, used chemical agents and flash bang grenades on protestors and then violently arrested a group that was seated, holding candles and singing in solidarity with #blacklivesmatter and #sayhername movements. The mayor has declared street protests illegal after sunset. We will resist this move with nonviolent direct action and militant love, defying the Mayor's attempts to divide our movements into day and night, tolerated and repressed.

Bring candles and drums.
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Added to the calendar on Sunday May 24th, 2015 9:42 AM
§More Info and Group Agreements
by via Katie Sunday May 24th, 2015 9:46 AM
Hi friends, looking forward to being in the streets together tonight. A little more info and group agreements.

1. We will recognize and honor Black leadership in whatever goes down in Oakland tonight, and we will specifically follow the lead of the The BlackOut Collective, ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ Bay Area, Anti Police-Terror Project, The Alan Blueford Center For Justice, and Onyx Organizing Committee in the militant tone of love for black women that they have been setting through ‪#‎SayHerName‬ demonstrations the last few days and nights. Any input from these groups on tonight's event will receive special consideration.

2. Tonight's gathering is based on defying the new curfew and strengthening our collective muscles of resilience against the police repression coming at black liberation movements. Using the motto of "block stuff, don't break stuff," we will NOT be engaging in property damage at this particular space. At the same time, in the bigger picture many of us respect a diversity of tactics — this is part of the reason for coming out in defense of nighttime political activity in the street.

3. We will honor and prioritize the voices and leadership of women, trans people, and queer people in this space.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Katie
Buddhist Peace Fellowship
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What's wrong with democratic decision making ? Tony Sunday May 24th, 2015 2:59 PM
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