Across this country a persistent flurry of unjust police shootings, acts of excessive force, and wanton police violence has and will continue to rob our communities of the lives of our brothers and sisters. We must respond.
Just this year we've added Mike Brown - Eric Garner - Michelle Cusseaux - Tamir Rice - Ballentine Mbegbu - Rumain Brisbon and many other names to the ever growing list of victims. Victims, sacrificed to the evil trinity of police brutality, racial profiling, and antiquated policies that instill in law enforcement a seemingly insatiable drive to criminally dehumanize people.
The time for action is at hand. As a result of the latest case of a preventable police related fatality, we are organizing a town hall & march in Phoenix, Arizona to refocus our energies and redouble our efforts for a national push to solve this pandemic of hate defined violence.
Brothers and sisters, all roads lead to Phoenix.
We invite you and your organizations to become actively involved in this campaign to right wrongs and to combat injustice.
Please find below, an outline of the events taking place in Phoenix:
- December 16th, 2014
The Stop The Killing Organizing Committee will be hosting a training for local and visiting organizers to ensure the effectiveness of our upcoming protests and give an overview of what has and is happening in Phoenix. You are invited. This event is by invitation only.
The meeting will be held at the HISTORIC Tanner Chapel AME Church in downtown Phoenix from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Doors open at 6:30PM.
Historic Tanner Chapel AME Church 20 S. 8th Street, Phx, AZ 85034
- December 20th, 2014
STOP THE KILLING!!!! MARCH ON PHOENIX
Cesar E. Chavez Plaza 251 W. Washington Street, Phx, AZ 85003
This march is set to descend on downtown Phoenix and will include stops at Phoenix city hall, Phoenix police headquarters, the Maricopa county attorney's office and will culminate outside of the office of the United States department of justice satellite office.
- December 22, 2014
STOP THE KILLING !!! NATIONAL TOWN HALL (open to the public)
Featuring: Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz President/ Founder of Black Lawyers for Justice Association (Keynote Speaker)
Special Guests Student-Minister Akbar Muhammad (International Representative of the Nation of Islam)
Bro. Anthony Shaheed - Ferguson, Mo Tori Russell - Hands Up United
Other special invited guests, members of the clergy, and the elect.
Starts 7:00PM Historic Tanner Chapel AME Church 20 S. 8th Street, Phx, AZ 85034 Doors Open At 6:00PM
Again, all roads lead to Phoenix. We strongly encourage our youth, fraternities/sororities, churches mosques, nonprofits, community organizations, elected and appointed officials, and other groups to attend. We're stronger together and through our unity we will:
STOP THE KILLINGS!