Wednesday, May 27, 2015

6/8, Public forum: Baltimore is Everywhere

#BlackLivesMatter #TransLivesMatter

Monday, June 8th @ 6pm
Madison Park High School
75 Malcolm X Boulevard
Roxbury Crossing Station

In the aftermath of the recent Baltimore uprising, it is clear that the Black Lives Matter Movement remains necessary. Baltimore is everywhere. Black people are murdered every 8 hours since March (up from every 28 hours). And every 8 hours, the police and media vilify the victim, their families, those that protest in their name and deny our right to be angry. The fact that thousands around the country come out to stand in solidarity with Baltimore not only shows the resiliency of the movement, but also the potential make it grow beyond those who are already organized. 

Join Boston area activists to hear victims of police violence speak out and meet activists from around the city who organize against racism.

Confirmed Speakers (More TBA):

Monica James is a Black trans woman from Chicago who survived years of police targeting and successfully fought charges against her after she was brutally assaulted by a police officer in 2007.

Carla Sheffield is the mother of Burrell Ramsey White who was murdered by the BPD in 2012. She has been an activist for justice for her son since he was killed.

Khury Petersen-Smith is a longtime anti-racist activist in Boston and member of the International Socialist Organization. He has written on the Black Lives Matter movement and spoke on the movement at the Marxism Conference in Australia.

Current Sponsors (more TBA): International Socialist Organization, Families for Justice as Healing, Communist Party of Boston
*Please let us know if your organization is interested in co-sponsoring