Since the murder of her father, Eric Garner, at the reckless hands of the New York Police Department on July 17, 2014, Erica Snipes-Garner has been actively fighting for justice, organizing activists and community members, and raising awareness of the issues of racial injustice and police brutality that plague the black community.
Erica's involvement has led her to serve as a panelist, writer, and advocate in many different environments, and on many platforms throughout the U.S. Her goal is to use her platform to continue advocating for change, holding elected officials accountable, and creating a legacy for the youth in her community to be a part of.
Your monetary donation will support the costs associated with her efforts, including but not limited to:
- Travel costs, including airfare and accommodations;
- IT expenses, including a laptop, printer, and internet;
- Office supplies;
- Funding to support the planning and organizing of local events to raise awareness
Erica Snipes-Garner is an activist, mother, writer, and the daughter of the late Eric B. Garner-- a man murdered at the hands of the NYPD on July 17, 2014. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York like her father, she is a self-proclaimed “Daddy’s Girl.” Erica was always taught by her father to lead by example for those around her, particularly her younger siblings. All that her father has taught her has prepared her for the role she has stepped into today, and she has taken it upon herself to carry on her father’s legacy by fighting for the rights of others. Erica’s activism provided her with a platform to conduct weekly peaceful protests in Staten Island to commemorate her father’s death and engage the world against the injustice that surrounds it.
Despite the discouraging circumstances, Erica’s apprehension of being involved with a movement of this magnitude quickly dissipated as she began to break down the various barriers involved with public protests. From police barricades being installed at the locations where her group is known to march, to the Staten Island police scheduling rallies at the same time – and on the same route as hers – to attacks from political hit-men, Erica has remained hopeful, peaceful, and committed to advocating for the elimination of the harsh injustices in the legal system. Erica is continuing her fight for justice and is dedicated to addressing issues of inequality in the legal system, and holding elected officials accountable by ensuring these issues remain a relevant topic of discussion at the local, state, and national levels.
Donate today to help Erica continue to fight for justice in the name of her father, Eric Garner, and countless other families victimized by police brutality and racial injustice.
To learn more about Erica's efforts, visit her website at www.officialericagarner.com and follow her on Twitter @es_snipes .