March 15, 2013 - March to protest Police Brutality
Robinson Lecture Hall in the
Gibson-Orgill Classroom Building
807 Walker Avenue, Memphis, Tenn.
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.: Welcome, Introductions, Purpose of Meeting
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.: Community Speak-Out Against Police Murder and Brutality in Memphis
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.: Break
11:45 – 1:15 p.m.: Activists Speak About Their Work in Other Cities and Discussion on Building a National Network Against Racism and Police Brutality
1:15 – 2:00 p.m.: Lunch On Your Own
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Planning the Next Steps
March 30 Anti-KKK Protest in Memphis (2:00-3:00 p.m.)
Work in Your Hometowns (3:00-4:00 p.m.)
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Wrap-Up, Announcements
Most victims of police misconduct are Black and/or mentally ill. See the incidents reported at this site:
Psych Forums - Living with Mental Illness: Police Brutality
Congratulations to Blacks in Law Enforcement of America members (BLEA) who joined the quest to improve oversight of police departments. See BLEA at this link
We Believe in true Freedom, Justice, Equality, Fairness, and Effectiveness of law enforcement issues, and the effect of those issues upon the total community.
From all over the country, people are coming to Memphis for the International Days of Action Against Police Brutality on March 15 and 16. They are coming to protest the police killings in Memphis, which in 2012 were the largest number in the country, and they are coming to take part in the process of building a mass movement against racism and police brutality.
The question is, what will people in Memphis do? Will they embarrass themselves and the movement by staying home and "finding something better" to do? Or will they stand up, get over their fear, and finally begin to fight back over the deaths of their loved ones, the intimidation of their communication, and the corruption in the Memphis Police Department?
Sitting back and hiding is not the answer. Now is the time to speak out. Join us on March 15 for the march and rally and on March 16 for the mini-conference. For more information, contact the Memphis Black Autonomy Federation, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (901)674-8430.
Love and struggle,
Lorenzo Komboa Ervin
Acting Vice Chair
Memphis Black Autonomy Federation