2/26 From Boston to Ferguson: Victims of Police Violence Speak Out
From Boston to Ferguson, Black Lives Matter: Victims of Police Violence Speak Out
An International Socialist Organization public forum: 358 Washington St, Dorchester MA (Near Fields Corner T Station) Thursday Feb. 26th, 7pm
Police terrorism and violence is a growing epidemic in the United States. But resistance to it has grown as well, led by the families of people like Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and Trayvon Martin. The rebellion in Ferguson that ignited the Black Lives Matter movement began with Mike Brown's mother Leslie McSpadden's resolute fight for justice. While some claim Boston is "different" than New York or Ferguson when it comes to police violence, we know we need to wage a struggle here as well.
Join the International Socialist Organization -- and all those interested in fighting to make sure Black lives matter -- in a discussion of the struggles today to jail killer cops and what it will take to prevent these tragedies in the future.
Carla Sheffield - Mother of Burrell "Bo" Ramsey-White, a 26-year-old murdered by Boston police in 2012 during a random traffic stop in the South End.
Nikeeta Slade - Participant in the protests in Ferguson, MO; graduate student at Syracuse University; member of the International Socialist Organization.
Wayne Dozier - Grandfather of Danroy "DJ" Henry, a 20-year-old Pace University student murdered by police in Mount Pleasant, NY.