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|Reclaim MLK - "Can You See Me?" Interfaith Procession in Remembrance of Black Lives|
|Date||Friday January 15|
|Time||4:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
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|Oakland City Hall|
The newly emerging "Interfaith Committee in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter--Bay Area" is hosting a vigil and candle-lit funeral procession on the Friday afternoon preceding Martin Luther King Day weekend.
This action will call on Oakland city officials and residents alike to see, connect with, and mourn the Black and Brown lives lost to police violence as well as the losses born by communities of color in Oakland as a result of over-policing, displacement, and gentrification. It will also put City Hall on notice that they can expect continued pressure from Oakland's faith community to prioritize Black and Brown lives by reallocating money toward affordable housing and alternatives to over-policing.
4pm Reflective time with the coffins (Join a Jewish shiva, Buddhist meditation, or other rituals, or just have some quiet time with coffins symbolizing those killed by police in the Bay area this year)
4:30pm Short program featuring spoken word, hip hop, as well as prayer
5pm Candle-lit funeral procession, followed by altar-building
We will walk approximately 3/4 mile together. This is an elder- and child-friendly event, and our pace will reflect that. A transport vehicle is available for those who cannot walk that far.
*** This action is a response to the callout for 96 Hours of Direct Action to Reclaim King's Radical Legacy.