June 8 Event: Rise Up for Justice: Black Lives and our Collective Future

Location 
Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fungd9bjNFE
Date 
June 08, 2020
Time 
2pm - 3:30pm PST

George Floyd’s murder by four Minneapolis policemen ignited a firestorm of protest in major cities and small towns throughout the US and globally. A Black-led movement demanding police accountability and justice has galvanized multi-racial anger and frustration over the repeated killings of Black men and women. We are witnessing a pivotal uprising that will reshape our relationship with Black lives, and will have profound implications for our collective future.

Join us for a live-streamed event featuring organizers on the front lines in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and other cities, along with Professor john a. powell (Othering and Belonging Institute), Linda Sarsour (Until Freedom), and Rev. Michael McBride (Live Free USA and Faith in Action). We will examine the history and impact of police violence and inequality on the Black community, the current context of white supremacy and Black resistance, and the possibilities and strategies for a racial justice future.

This event is organized by the Othering & Belonging Institute in partnership with the Community Action Partnership, International SEIU, and Race Forward. For more information visit: https://www.riseup4justice.org/

Visit this page for a transcript of this event.

Speakers:

Pastor Michael McBride, Live Free USA and Faith in Action

john a. powell, Director, Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley

Linda Sarsour, Co-founder, Until Freedom

Cat Brooks, Executive Director, Justice Teams Network

Marvin K. White, Minister of Celebration, Glide Memorial Church

Glenn Harris, President, Race Forward

Daisy, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee

Nick Tilsen, President & CEO, NDN Collective

DeAngelo Bester, Executive Director, Workers Center for Racial Justice

Greg Kelley, President, SEIU, Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Kansas and Missouri​

Emira Woods, Founding Board Member, Africans Rising for Justice, Peace, & Dignity

Action Toolkits and Other Resources

ACLU Know Your Rights Toolkits

Amnesty International Toolkits

Black Lives Matter Toolkits

Poor Peoples’ Campaign

Campaign Zero / 8 Can’t Wait

Funders for Justice

Black Youth Project (BYP) 100

Critical Resistance

National Lawyers’ Guild

Color of Change

Workers Center for Racial Justice

Credits

PRODUCED BY

Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley

LIVESTREAM PRODUCERS

Motion Sickness TV and Time of Day Media

THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS

Africans Rising, APALA NV, California Calls, Center for Knowledge Equity, Community Action Partnership, Family Action Network Movement, GARE, Greater Good Science Center, Health Impact Partners, I'm Making a Difference, International SEIU, Jewish Voice for Peace, Make it Work NV, Make the Road NV, More in Common, MOSES MI, New Florida Majority, Policylink, Community Change Action, Race Forward, SEIU NV, Texas Organizing Project, University of California at Berkeley, Wayne State University (Detroit Equity Lab) and the Workers Center for Racial Justice.