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Storytelling to End Police Violence and Incarceration

  • Parkmill Building, Room 183, PSU 1633 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR 97201 (map)

SURJ Black Lives Matter invites you to join the community panel discussion with Pacific Northwest Family Circle, one of their partner organizations  who have helped build a campaign to demand justice for their loved ones lost to police murder. Families want to build a new justice system run by our community, where people can feel safe and not live in fear- that all starts with community accountability. 

SURJ is working to hold the District Attorney accountable, an elected official who often runs unopposed, and has the power to decide if officers who murder can continue to serve as police, as well as what kinds of sentences and alternatives to incarceration are available to folks targeted by police.

At the event on Wednesday, June 5th at PSU (Parkmill 183) from 7-9 PM family members will tell stories of their lost loved ones, and  why they want to elect a DA that listens to the people. A formerly incarcerated organizer will also speak about how the DA impacted his sentencing and life, so everyone can understand exactly why election involvement is important, change the conversation around the election, and take a side for justice. Organizers from SURJ Black Lives Matter action group will talk about their joint campaign with  Oregon DA for the People, and why they believe getting involved in this election is connected to larger movements challenging white supremacy.

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