BLACK LIVES MATTER
On August 28th, the “Black Life Matters Ride,” an initiative of #BlackLivesMatter, will bring activists and professionals of color from across the country to Ferguson, Missouri, as part of a national call to end state sanctioned violence against Black people.
We are a coalition of volunteer medics, community organizers, cultural workers, artists, media specialists, counselors, and legal professionals (from the Greater Bay Area) and we will provide on-the-ground support to the Ferguson community.
Aug 28th and 29th: Travel days
Aug 30th and 31st: Solidarity march and local community engagement efforts coordinated with local community members
Aug 31st: Establish next steps and key action items in the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Riders return to their communities ready to organize within their local networks.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL BE USED TO HELP:
1. Subsidize travel (i.e. gas and tolls; bus and/or van rentals), housing, and/or for riders in need of financial assistance;
2. Purchase necessary materials and supplies;
3. Support any emergency costs accrued by riders, if nessary (i.e. legal fees and other safety matters);
Any funds raised in excess of the goal will be given to the family of Mike Brown, and/or The Organization for Black Struggle, a local nonprofit commited to ending police brutality in St. Louis.
Local sustainability is of the upmost importance. When the cameras are gone, a community remains.
Black Life Matters Ride PSA: Call for Riders
- Lisa Foster
- Nico Dacumos
- Lauren Taylor
- Lauren Hiltebeitel
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