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SURJ Human Billboard: Black Lives Matter!

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/21/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Temescal Farmers' Market
5300 Claremont Ave, Oakland, California 94618
Oakland
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Join us, rain or shine, to call attention to racial injustice and demonstrate solidarity!

Throughout the East Bay and nationally, folks have been creating “Human Billboards” – holding signs and making visible our support for the Movement for Black Lives and communities targeted by Trump. These gatherings are a simple yet effective way of channeling anger and sadness over injustice into collective action and solidarity.

For those of us who are white, it’s a way to express a unified voice in opposition to Trump and the white nationalist, transphobic, sexist politics he represents, and to commit to ending white silence and visibly supporting racial justice.

For all of us, it’s a concrete way to put our heart and soul into action. It’s being in community with each other, to share with like-minded people a belief that a loving, humane, compassionate world is possible, and to take a small step towards making that happen.

If you’ve been wanting to get more involved, this event is a great way to take action, meet people and gain further connections in the community we’re building. Bring a sign – here are some ideas for messaging:

Will you show up for racial justice?
Black Lives Matter!
Solidarity with Black and POC Trans Women!
No Deportations! No Border Walls!
End Displacement of Black and Brown communities!
Solidarity with Undocumented Migrants!
Solidarity with Queer and Trans People of Color!
We Support Black Womxn!
We Support Our Muslim Neighbors!
Will you fight against Islamophobia?

Questions? Contact mobilization@surjbayarea.org
RSVP here: http://www.surjbayarea.org/human_billboard_2Causes

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