An array of family, youth and cultural workers, organizers and local leaders came together yesterday in Oakland to share our grief around the violence in our communities, to stand in solidarity with families who’ve lost their loved ones, and to continue to fight against injunctions and for self-determination. We continue to stand strong in the struggle for safer streets through sustainable means, rather than letting sadness and fear lead to more policing and systemic violence.
Check out this video from the press to hear what people are saying…
Fact check: Be sure to note that the news anchor is *incorrect* when she says that there are two injunctions in place in Oakland, in the North and in West Oakland. There is *no* injunction in place in West Oakland!
If you are a part of an organization, please sign on to this letter reminding City Council-members of their decision on May 17th to not enact any further gang injunctions. If you are a community member interested in plugging into the work, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.