Mario Woods Remembrance Day 2019

Photo:  Mario Woods Remembrance Day, a day we celebrate Mario's life and legacy in the Bayview San Francisco community Mario came from.

UPDATE - Exciting news, everyone! - SF Bay Area - we have received two baseball tickets for an Oakland A's and SF Giants game! The tickets are for August 14 at 12:45pm - and seats are 26 rows behind home plate!  At SF Oracle Park.  We are awarding these as a prize to the donor of the highest single donation between now and August 9. Minimum is $170. If we wind up in a tie between two or more highest donation amounts, we will do a random draw to determine the winner. Thank you to our anonymous donor of these tickets! Thank you to ALL of our donors! A devastated mother.  A grieving community.  An unimaginable loss.  A moment that became a movement.

Help us to ALWAYS remember Mario Woods— a young black man whose life was suddenly cut short on December 2, 2015 by five SFPD officers in an execution-style shooting documented in a viral video that spawned a movement:

Help us to celebrate the life of Mario Woods on the anniversary of his birthday, July 22, 2019 (celebration to occur Saturday, July 20, 2019), by contributing to our 4th Annual Mario Woods Remembrance Day event.

In the wake of Mario’s execution, a groundswell of people came together to build a movement in support Gwen Woods and all of those who have been impacted by racialized police violence in the Bay Area. In January, 2016, the City and County of San Francisco declared July 22nd Mario Woods Remembrance Day and later that year we held the first ever celebration of Mario’s life.

Please help to ensure a beautiful Annual Mario Woods Remembrance Day. This is an inclusive, community based, family-friendly event.  Everyone is welcome to join us, Gwen Woods, and other mothers and family members of victims of police brutality on July 20th.  The funds raised will go toward providing food and entertainment.  At last year's event we fed over 300 community members in the underserved Bayview community, where Mario was executed.  We had a kids' zone to allow area kids and families to enjoy the event.  This year, we intend to feed even more community members and have activities and entertainment for even more kids.  In addition, funds will go towards continuing our work towards building citizen awareness and support to the fight for #Justice4MarioWoods and justice for victims of police violence.

Your donation goes 100% to seeking justice for Mario and supporting his family and the affected community.  All of our members are volunteers who do this work out of the passion for justice in their hearts.

Each year on or around July 22, we come together as a community to support Mario, his family, and to have a wonderful event in the Bayview at MLK Park in SF.  In 2019, our event is on Saturday July 20.

There are items for specific sponsorship to ensure the event is truly special and wonderful, especially for our youth attendees:

Stage  $1,500

Sound  $1,500

Food $1,500

DJ  $600

Kids Zone  $3000 -
     thank you, Sharon Wong, for sponsoring the Prizes & Gift Bags portion!

Black Cowboys (pony rides for the children!)  $700 - already donated / sponsored - in honor of and with love for Hershey.  THANK YOU!

Jumper House  $500 - already donated / sponsored by T Zeigler and S Gross - THANK YOU!

Those interested in being event volunteers should email us at [email redacted]

Thank you,

Phelicia Jones, Founder
 Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community - Justice 4 Mario Woods

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Phelicia Jones
Walnut Creek, CA

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