In Remembrance of Sean Bell, Oscar Grant III , Lovelle Mixon, and all victims of Police Brutality/Murder - How Movements Can Address Police Violence without Inviting Them Over For a Beer.

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Fri, 06/25/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
WSU Student Center: 16
Full Description: 

This workshop will consist of two short films highlighting recent and shocking examples of police violence and the emerging police state in the Bay Area. This workshop will also feature film of residents organizing to build a movement in response to police repression. A panel discussion will follow featuring a diverse group of activists, organizers, intellectuals presenting their experiences with the successes and failures of building a movement to hold the police accountable for their actions. These residents will then present lessons learned from organizing against the police within their communities, and offer a thirty minute interactive training on monitoring police activity. The remaining time will be dedicated to any questions posed by the audience. Participants will be empowered with strategies for monitoring and responding to police violence/misconduct, protecting migrant and immigrant communities, understanding the time and commitment of building a movement, and ideas for alternatives to the police, .

Organizer Name: 
Shane Salam
Organizer Email: 
shane.salam@gmail.com
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
Copwatch
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
To the Left: building a movement for social justice: intersections and alliances across race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability…
Strategies for Building Power & Ensuring Community Needs (housing, education, jobs, clean air…)
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