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Shut Down Oakland Whole Foods in Support of Anti-Racism
Date Tuesday January 23
Time 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location Details
Whole Foods Market
230 Bay Pl, Oakland, California 94612
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorMarvin X
The the last two years the Oakland whole Foods store has demonstrated it's position on race relations, by creating a environment where people of color have been targeted and profiled. Security guards have done everything from physically assault African American individuals resulting in permanent disabilities, to pepper spraying a photojournalist for helping a mentally i'll man on whole foods property, to racially profiling a young African American teenager as he shopped on their premises. The community is tired of these assaults and demands immediate accountability. We will take a stand!

#SHUTWHOLEFOODSDOWN

Adam Turner was the victim of an unprovoked physical and verbal attack by the Whole Foods security guard. While assisting a man with mental disabilities, Adam was pepper sprayed and called a fucking nigger! A few months before the Adam Turner incident, another North American African male was beaten unconscious by a security guard at the same store. Numerous NA Africans have encountered racism and white supremacy. One AA male employee quit working because he claimed his fellow employees called the NAA customers niggers! It is clear Oakland Whole Foods is a toxic environment for NAA. We therefore call for a rally against this racist environment. We invite the community to stand and demonstrate effectively. We will not tolerate racism in our community.


When: Tuesday, January 23 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM PST
Where: Whole Foods Market (Oakland, CA)
230 Bay Pl, Oakland, California 94612

ALL PRESS WELCOME
#FREEDOMOFTHEPRESS
#SHUTDOWNWHOLEFOODS

What to do: Come support Anti-Racism efforts by demonstrating and showing community can impact and disrupt business operations. We will reach national attention to show we will not tolerate any form of racism in out community.

Whole Foods has been attacking folks of color and in the past two years—going as far as attacking and racially profiling two black men, and a young, black teenager in recent reports. Their gentrifying organization must be held accountable for the threat they have posed to our community and it’s time we demonstrate we can reach the top of their organizational structure to show resistance and intolerance to racial terror on any and all fronts.

We will we hold a demonstration in front of the store showing our our stance and position of intolerance for racism in our communities. Please bring any safe objects you have to make noise, signs and bright spirits as we show up for the folks who have become affected and targeted by this racist institution. It is imperative we address racism at the root on all fronts in our communities—especially in recent light of honoring King’s legacy and the path he has helped to pave with his work. We must continue to take action at every level reaching the streets, to circulating though data on social media by addressing and standing for issues we see as matters which affect the lives of many.

Hope to see you all there! Solidarity!

We've invite the following activists.

Angela Davis
Danny Glover
Cornell West
Bobby Seale
Elaine Brown
Congresswoman Barbara Lee

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Added to the calendar on Thursday Jan 18th, 2018 2:28 PM
§STAND IN SUPPORT OF ANTI-RACISM AT WHOLE FOODS OAKLAND
by Marvin X Thursday Jan 18th, 2018 2:28 PM
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Whole Foods has been attacking folks of color within the past two years—going as far as attacking and racially profiling two black men, and a young, black teenager in recent reports. Their gentrifying organization must be held accountable for the threat they have posed to our community and it’s time that we make some noise to show resistance and intolerance to racial terror on any and all fronts.
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Rally Against Racism and White Supremacy at Oakland Whole Foods. Adam Turner was the victim of an unprovoked physical and verbal attack by the Whole Foods security. While assisting a man with mental disabilities, Adam was pepper sprayed and called a fucking nigger! A few months before the Adam Turner incident, another North American African male was beaten unconscious by a security guard at the same store.
§Rally Against Racism and White Supremacy
by Marvin X Thursday Jan 18th, 2018 2:28 PM
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Rally Against Racism and White Supremacy at Oakland Whole Foods.
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Adam Turner was the victim of an unprovoked physical and verbal attack by the Whole Foods security guard. While assisting a man with mental disabilities, Adam was pepper sprayed and called a fucking nigger! A few months before the Adam Turner incident, another North American African male was beaten unconscious by a security guard at the same store. Numerous NA Africans have encountered racism and white supremacy. One NAA male employee quit working because he claimed his fellow employees called the NAA customers niggers! It is clear Oakland Whole Foods is a toxic environment for NAA. We therefore call for a rally against this racist environment. We invite the community to stand and a speak-out.
§Assult of African Amercian man by Whole foods Security [See Links]
by Marvin X Thursday Jan 18th, 2018 2:28 PM
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https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/09/10/whole-foods-responds-to-guards-reported-beating-of-shopper-at-oakland-store/
http://clutchmagonline.com/2015/09/whole-foods-security-guard/

http://gawker.com/oakland-whole-foods-security-guard-fired-after-allegedl-1728914636
http://abc7news.com/news/whole-foods-fires-security-guard-accused-of-attacking-shopper-/970423/
https://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/crime/whole-foods-security-guard-fired-bloody-attack-man-paying-food-stamps-photos