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Mario Woods Remembrance Day 2019

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37691270_1553124768122912_r.jpegMario Woods Remembrance Day, a day we celebrate Mario's life and legacy in the Bayview San Francisco community Mario came from.

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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADr7I8m0HNA

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.

UPDATE - Exciting news, everyone! - SF Bay Area - we have just 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 July 19. 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! 

We are looking forward to seeing you all and coming together as a community to support Mario, his family, and to have a wonderful event in the Bayview. MLK Park in SF on Saturday July 20.
We have items available for specific sponsorship to make this year's event 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!

If you would like to be one of our event volunteers, please email us at mwjustice@gmail.com

Thank you,

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

Follow us on Facebook to learn more:   https://www.facebook.com/Wealth-and-Disparities-in-the-Black-Community-Justice-4-Mario-Woods-1597022747260594/
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Exciting news, everyone! - Please share with your friends and contacts --
SF Bay Area - we have just 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!
We are awarding these as a prize to the donor of the highest single donation between now and July 19. 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!
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We are doing well on our fundraising - but we have further to go to reach our goal! We're just under a month away from our event. Won't you please donate to help us provide the best Kids Zone ever for the neighborhood children? And please do plan to join us on July 20 at MLK Jr Park in SF!
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Wow this is great - our own Ben P has decided to use the birthday fundraiser function on Facebook to raise funds for Mario Woods Remembrance Day on his birthday!!
https://www.facebook.com/donate/483729005733386/10107084376324885/
Kind friends, won't you all consider doing the same if you have an upcoming birthday? And SHARE with all your friends and contacts regardless, and please DONATE if you haven't yet, or if you have more to give!! Thank you!
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Thanks again to all of you who have given. Gwen Woods (Mario's mom) was kind enough to reach out to us in support, and shared this beautiful photo with us.
Won't you all please share this fundraiser with your contacts to ensure that we receive more donations, and that we can put on a truly beautiful event in Mario's honor? Thank you so much.
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