At least two protests/vigils going on today, and some new petitions for the two men in Palmdale and Victorville. Also, some great new resources, including a google doc that has organized children’s literature on racial issues with links for each being read aloud.
As always, be safe today. Wear your masks and keep your distance. According to vcemergency.com, there have been 52 new cases of COVID-19 in our county and according to the site put together by that amazing 17-year-old (https://ncov2019.live), 117,000 have died and CA is creeping up to 3rd place again for most new cases.
Sun 6/14:Oxnard, “Freedom and Justice For All Candlelight Vigil (7-8:30 pm)
Sun 6/14:Ojai, “Freedom and Justice For All Candlelight Vigil (4 pm)
Phone Bank with Sunrise Movement
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Please sign Victoria’s petition to stay here first! https://www.change.org/p/mother-s-risk-of-deportation?fbclid=IwAR2BYKeaiWkG4qClOBgA0Zp2qdJ38UoQ8YrMn-RR6cVU5W7rkyYL7y61iZY
(6/14 – Update) – Justice for Malcolm Harsch
“Malcolm had very recent conversations with his children about seeing them soon. He didn’t seem to be depressed to anyone who truly knew him. EVERYONE who knew our brother was shocked to hear that he allegedly hung himself and don’t believe it to be true as well as the people who were there when his body was discovered. The explanation of suicide does not seem plausible. There are many ways to die but considering the current racial tension, a black man hanging himself from a tree definitely doesn’t sit well with us right now. We want justice not comfortable excuses.” The Harsch family told VVNG.
(6/14 – Update) – Justice for Robert Fuller
There are several petitions. Please go to the site for all the info.
Update:“Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger on Saturday formally requested the state’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra launch a probe into his death. The request came after the deceased’s family and local community members questioned what they believed to be a hurry by authorities to label his death a suicide, sparking concerns that foul play may have been involved.”
“This is a clear case of intimidation by White Supremacists to show their distain for Black Lives Matter movement, the protests to demand change for racial equality and police brutality reform. We demand a thorough and transparent investigation by Palmdale PD, providing ALL video surveillance from city hall & the surrounding buildings/area, the night Robert Fuller was lynched. This was not a case of suicide but murder; to find the persons responsible for his lynching and justice for Robert Fuller and his family.“
This is a very cool resource for kids! Click on a book, and it’s read aloud to them!https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18pOK3roiwPQ9WF7D2wA0o7Ktr8KwAJeZfn-o6O8T__Y/edit?fbclid=IwAR0kd-dHI0VrP-6Zuv7qn_pl_TetwzfjI2xjFU69uVZSpo38tcPGKambDEU#slide=id.p
(Source: Sunrise Movement) “Have you seen this guide we put together about visual strategy, art, media and storytelling and how to plug in to the movement for Black lives, police abolition, and racial justice?
“The time for action is now, people are taking to the streets, flooding social media, calling local officials and demanding justice for those who have been killed by the police all over the county. And now is the time to join them.”- @mvmnt4blklives
Check out our guide to learn more at smvmt.org/creativeuprising!“
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