When: Monday, January 26th, 2015 @ 6:30pm
Where: CIO Office 700 N Killingsworth St Portland, OR 97217
What: Join us in reclaiming our identity and community. Across the nation, we have seen cases of police brutality, use of excessive force, and in some instances, law enforcement homicide. These events have spurred a discussion and jump started action around policy accountability in New York, Ferguson, Los Angeles, and beyond. We want to highlight the historic and present efforts of persons working on these issues. We will be meeting to talk to each other about what is happening and honor those who we respect who have shaped our growth.
The event will start with a warm welcome, as well as a video showcasing clips from the civil rights era and present day showing the parallels and growth. On one wall, there will be an altar to honor those who have lost their lives to law enforcement. We encourage you to come and add names of people you know, inspirational leaders, and folks you know who are organizing for change. Participants can also opt to have their pictures taken with signage saying “We are not dangerous,” which will be added to a wall of photographs.
There will be information on tables about efforts, happening in Oregon, to demand accountability. No one should be questioned or searched because of their religion, race, national origin, LGBTQ status, housing status, or age.