Black Lives Matter - TORONTO PEACEFUL PROTEST ACTION
Tuesday Nov 25th
6pm- Across from US Consulate- 361 University Ave
We ask folks to wear all black
DETAILS REGARDING TOMORROW.
Across the street from the US Consulate (at 361 University Ave). On University between Queen and Dundas. Closest subway station is Osgoode.
This will be a family-friendly rally and we welcome demonstrators of all ages.
SELF CARE ZONE
We will be organizing a designated safer space for folks close by but not in the middle of the rally. Emcees will announce it starting the rally
We ask folks to dress in all black. Please dress warmly with adequate head/hand covering (weather is 1 and feels like -5)
We are attempting to confirm ASL Interpretation for tomorrow. If you have any contacts/leads, please let us know.
WHAT TO BRING
Signs, water, hand warmers, candles, names/photos of black victims of police violence
#Ferguson #Ferguson2To #justice4mikebrown #justice
WHAT WE NEED (PM organizers for more info)
-Volunteer active listeners
-Volunteer legal Marshalls/Watchguards
We will have information on hand with info on your rights as protestors. We will also have folks in hand to also provide assistance
WHITE/NON BLACK ALLIES
While we appreciate the solidarity shown by White and Non-Black POC, want to remind folks of some things:
-Please refrain from taking up space in all ways possible. Remember that you are there in support of black folks, so should never be at the centre of anything
-Refrain from speaking to the media. Black voices are crucial to this
-Stand behind black folks or between us and the police
-If you see a cop harassing a black person, come in and engage. (chances are they are least likely to arrest you)
Mike Brown was murdered. And the state let his murderer get away without even an indictment.
Black people are murdered by the state in our local communities regularly and systematically. And their murderers get away with it on a regular basis.
24 HRS FOLLOWING A NO-INDICTMENT VERDICT IN THE MURDER OF MIKE BROWN WE WILL MEET IN SOLIDARITY TO PROTEST.