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Honoring the Life of Jessica Williams
Date Friday May 27
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
3rd and Palou,
San Francisco
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/AuthorAPTP
This Friday (tomorrow), the Last 3% and the family of Jessica Williams, in partnership with the Anti Police-Terror Project, will hold a rally that centers families who have lost loved ones to state violence and then march to the Bayview police station for a vigil honoring Jessica.

Black women will be centered, but everyone is welcome. Participants are invited to bring
candles and items for Jessica’s altar.

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Malcolm X said, "The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman, the most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman."

On Thursday May 19, 2016 SFPD proved his statement right, when a Sergent assassinated Jessica with a single shot.

She was murdered on National Say Her Name Day, a day created to uplift the names of Black Women, Girls and Femmes who are murdered by State Sanctioned Violence.

"It is apparent that the lives of ALL Black people are under attack, however, the stories, experiences, and needs of Black women, girls, and femmes are left out all too often. And it is imperative that we work intentionally to bring them to the center." -BYP100

We are calling the community out to help us honor our sister JESSICA WILLIAMS' life. We are asking the community to come together collectively and lift up her name. We will say her name!

We are going to meet at 3rd and Palou for a rally and march to the Bayview police station to hold a healing circle honoring Jessica!

please bring candles, and items for her altar.

****Black Healers Wanted*****
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Added to the calendar on Thursday May 26th, 2016 3:25 PM
§Justice for Jessica Williams
by APTP Thursday May 26th, 2016 3:25 PM
HONORING THE LIFE OF JESSICA WILLIAMS

Last 3% and the family of Jessica Williams in partnership with the Anti PoliceTerror
Project call for march and healing circle in the Bayview

When: Friday, May 27th at 6:30PM
Where: 3rd Street & Palou Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124

Black women will be centered, but everyone is welcome. Participants are invited to bring candles and items for Jessica’s altar.

On the morning of Thursday, May 19th National #SayHerName Day a San Francisco Police sergeant killed Jessica Williams with a single shot at close range while she was unarmed, sitting in a car in the Bayview. This is the same neighborhood where a sergeant recently expressed a desire to kill Black people. In response, the community will hold a rally that centers families who have lost ones to state violence and then march to the Bayview police station for a vigil honoring Jessica Williams.

As Malcolm X stated, "The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman, the most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman."

Since Jessica’s senseless murder by an officer who deemed himself judge, jury and executioner, the pattern of forgetting or minimizing the state-sanctioned abuse and killing of Black women has predictably continued. Most conversation has centered around the subsequent resignation of the ex-chief of police, rather than the loss of Jessica Williams.

“Though Ed Lee fired Greg Suhr in the wake of Jessica’s murder, we will not be distracted by a new Black police chief,” stated Ronnisha Johnson of The Last 3%. “Greg Suhr was symptomatic of the larger disease that infects the entire SFPD.”

In this spirit of uplifting Black women that BYP 100 and many other organizations called for on May 19th, we implore everyone to #SayHerName.

“We live in a world where the dignity of Black people is denied through every interaction with the state. It is apparent that the lives of ALL Black people are under attack, however, the stories, experiences, and needs of Black women, girls, and femmes are left out all too often. And it is imperative that we work intentionally to bring them to the center.” BYP 100

The community demands that new Chief Toney Chaplin:
— Release the name of the officer who murdered Jessica Williams
— Place the officer who murdered Jessica Williams on unpaid leave as this crime is being investigated
— Place the investigation of the crime with an outside agency for independent investigation
— Identify and place all of the officers involved in all 22 of the murders that happened under Greg Suhr's reign on unpaid administrative leave while their actions are investigated by an outside agency.

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