Whose Streets? Our Streets!
It is unconstitutional to repress our right to hold space in the very place that was built on the backs of our ancestors. We've been told too many times that we don't belong here: through the over-policing and criminalization of our communities, through the militarization of the police force, through gentrification, through unlawful curfews and state sanctioned violence against our communities.
The new curfew imposed on our people IS NOT going to stop us from holding space in the streets that BELONG TO US!
Black people and allies, it is time to come together and take back what rightfully belongs to us.
BYP100 Bay Area Chapter, in solidarity with Just Cause’s #OurBudgetOurCity day of action, Black Lives Matter (Bay Area), ONYX, BlackOUT Collective and Black Seed, will take back the streets that WE pay for, the streets that belong to US!
#OurBudgetOurCity is a day demonstrating the priorities that the City can spend their money and resources on - the needs of Oakland's residents! Oakland's public officials prioritize the profit-driven interests of developers, investors, big landlords, and protecting windows more than protecting the interests of Oakland's working class and low income communities.
It's clear that those of us whose needs are not being met and who are being displaced, suffering from the impact of gentrification, and living under the threat of state violence are not taking it anymore. The Bay Area has been blazing with people all over standing up to take back the rights that we have. June 10th is a day to celebrate all of that, and to show the Mayor, the City Council that we are united in our fight against gentrification and that we demand that our voices and demands be heard.
Take a look at the schedule of actions below. 8 AM: Join tenants to demand the city reinvest in Healthy Housing!
Location: Corner of Telegraph Ave. and West Macarthur Blvd.
11 AM: Justice for low-wage workers! Join fast food workers & community members calling on the City to enforce the Minimum Wage!
Location: Oakland City Hall
3:30 PM: ReInvest in Public Services! Join residents as they call on the City to reinvest resources to fix our roads and address illegal dumping in the flatlands! Location: Oakland City Hall
4:30pm: Press Event @ the Steps of Oakland City Hall to call for a Budget that ReInvests in Oakland!
7 PM: Take back our streets! The new curfew can’t stop us from holding space in the streets
Location: 14th and Broadway.
Please come out and show your solidarity with the people of Oakland fighting in solidarity for the right to take back our streets. WHOSE STREETS?! OUR STREETS!!!
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