Friday, December 19, 2014

Black Lives Matter Gathering Happening Tomorrow Afternoon

Posted By on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 4:54 PM

click image People in New York City protest in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in death of Eric Garner. - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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  • People in New York City protest in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in death of Eric Garner.

The Tucson Urban League's IMA Town Hall is asking locals to come participate at a Black Lives Matter stand tomorrow afternoon while the Downtown Parade of Lights is happening.

They hope to show solidarity for the police killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y. Do I still need to explain what happened in those two places?

"Also, show solidarity about the injustices that take place probably every day that we don't know about," says Deborah Embry, political action domain leader at the Tucson Urban League. 

She says the gathering was planned for tomorrow because they knew there would be ton s of people in the area watching for the Parade of Lights. 

"No one is going to speak, people are just coming together to stand," Embry says.

The stand will go on for as long as the parade does.

People looking to participate should be in front of Prince Chapel AME Church, 602 S. Stone Ave., by 4 p.m., wearing a black t-shirt or one that reads "I can't breathe."

For more information, you can contact Emry at 520-202-5360, Ext. 2234







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