To date, Phoenix PD has shot 37 people, resulting in 19 deaths. This is the most police shootings Phoenix PD has ever had. Other cities of comparable size have had 1-4 police shooting this year. Phoenix PD violence is an epidemic. Welcome City Council back and push them to take action!
Please join #JusticeThatWorks for a screening of the award winning documentary by Ava DuVernay, "13th," about Mass Incarceration in the United States. We will also be facilitating a #CommunityDiscussion about the content of the film, the School-to-Prison/Deportation Pipeline, Mass Incarceration, and Police Brutality, and how they are impacting our lives today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk
The movie will be shown at the Mesa Public Library Main Branch
64 E 1st St, Mesa, AZ 85201 in the #SaguaroRoom
which is on the second floor of the building--accessible by elevator--
The discussion will also be facilitated in both Spanish & English
Everyone is welcome and invited to attend.
Please, be part of the conversation to discuss how we can disrupt and dismantle the system of mass incarceration, which includes the School-to-Prison/Deportation Pipeline.
#STPP #MassIncarceration #PrisonIndustrialComplex #PIC #ModernSlavery #JimCrow #Prisons #Profit #Law #Politics #SocialJustice #JTW #ThirteenthAmendment
#JustPoetry An #OpenMic dedicated to Sharing, Healing, and Building. Hosted by Justice That Works partnering with Fair Trade Cafe a safe landing and meeting spot for so many of us in the community.
#JTW Heard the call at our last open mic event in response to the Police Violence at the Anti-Trump Rally downtown Phoenix, when we were asked not to wait until another traumatic event happened to facilitate an open mic dedicated to healing and community power. Just Poetry will be a monthly open mic happening on the #ThirdThursday of every month at #FairTrade
Free & All Ages!
Signups will start at 6 pm in the Courtyard at Fair Trade
Signups will remain open so that people may come and go as they please and we wi...ll do our best to ensure that as many people want to get on stage will have the opportunity to do so.
Divine Valentin Www.divineforlife.org
& Trey Sequeira who has been working with JTW as a member of our #DivestInvest campaign
There are many ways to deal with trauma, anger, frustration, fear, pain, or rage; as well as, hope, vision, love, truth, honor, and justice. Writing, story telling, poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, and visual art are some of them. Sharing those works of art is another.
This will also be a space for those who do not wish to share, but would appreciate seeing and/or hearing others processing through what has and continues to happen to our People and our Peoples responses to that oppression.
Come and hang out, share space with us, eat some good food, and let's build the world we want together.
#Share #Heal #Build #Justice #Power #Community #Phoenix #AZ
Join us this every Tuesday at Mesa Public Library, Dobson Ranch Library from 6-8 PM to learn how you can get involved. Be a part of the conversation to discuss how we can disrupt and dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.
We need your help to hold the Phoenix Police Department accountable to the community they serve. This is especially crucial in an era in which Trump’s “law & order” rhetoric and efforts to further militarize local police forces threaten our safety. Please consider attending one of the CPTI listening sessions to offer input and feedback.
In 2015 the Phoenix City Manager formed the Community & Police Trust Initiative (CPTI) to review police-community relations which affect all residents. The initiative was composed of 17 community members hand selected by the City Manager who determined nine recommendations to enhance the Phoenix Police Department’s relationship with those they serve. This was done with very little transparency and without input from the community at-large. Even these “in-house” recommendations have amounted to little more than lip service, as almost none of them have been implemented and in the last 6 months alone we’ve seen the Phoenix PD kill Francisco Valdez, tear-gas non-violent protesters, and more.
Now is the opportunity to offer feedback on the proposed recommendations as well as input on others that should be considered. Join us in making it clear that we will not tolerate a police force which is unaccountable to its community!
These 12 meetings will be held on the following dates/times/locations:
There are many ways to deal with trauma, anger, frustration, fear, pain, or rage. Writing, story telling, poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, and visual art are some of them. Sharing those works of art is another.
Justice That Works with The Grand (more people and orgs being included) are helping to make space for people who want to share their artwork that is either about the circumstances that led up to, occured at, or are reflections of the State Sanctioned Police Violence in Phoenix on August 22, 2017.
It will also be a good time to talk about any of your thought, feelings, or experiences about things like what happened in Charlottesville, the pardon of Arpio, the recent determination about DACA, or the hurican in Texas.
This will also be a space for those who do not wish to share, but would appreciate seeing and/or hearing others processing through what has and continues to happen to our People.
Signups will remain open so that people may come and go as they please and we will do our best to ensure that as many people want to get on stage will have the opportunity to do so. There will be a sign up sheet, but you will be able to sign up until the open mic has come to an end.
Free & All Ages
All are welcome to attend, and since it was not only adults who were harmed by what the Phoenix Police did, we believe the event should be accessible to people of all ages. However, it is very likely that some of the subject matter and/or the language may be abrasive or vulgar because of the events this open mic is a response to. So, if there are some things that you would prefer your children not be exposed to, please exercise caution when chosing to bring them.