Post Ferguson Reaching Tipping Point: No Business as Usual

Call for Continued Sustained Action

We are at a national tipping point and we are organized and ready to sustain this movement. Below is a calendar of actions for the next few days. We ask that you join us in solidarity to make it clear to the country and the world that enough is enough.  Ferguson Missing person at the table

Thursday:  #StolenLives Social Media Action

As you gather with your family we invite you to leave an empty chair and table setting for those who have been stolen by state-sanctioned violence. Take and share a photo on social media using #StolenLives. You can include the name of Mike Brown or one of the many other brothers and sisters who have been lost as a hastag.  For example: #stolenlives #mikebrown.  Download the image here and share it.  Return to this page tomorrow to see the images from everyone.   

Tomorrow post your own image.  Here’s an example.
 
Saturday:  Mass Action #NoWords
To make clear that this week’s actions were not just a passing moment we are asking folks to turn out big on Saturday.  In addition to whatever actions and events folks have planned we will be taking 4.5 minutes of silence, representing the four and half hours that Mike’s body lay in the street. We also are asking folks to read the names of other unarmed Black people killed by the state.
 
Sunday: Faith in Action #ACallToResist
Many media outlets focus exclusively on the alleged violence wrought by Black youth, while the violence of the state against our communities goes unnamed. We are asking people, of all faith and non-faith traditions, to reflect on this reality and this moment. We have asked churches across the country to elevate and speak to Jeremiah 6:14-15: “They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. They acted shamefully, they committed abomination;  yet they were not ashamed…”

Monday: Mass Walkout #HandsUpWalkOut
We are asking you and your organizations to support a mass walk out on Monday at 12:01pm—the time that Mike Brown was murdered. Folks can put their hands up as they leave their job, schools or wherever they are and gather together. Please share widely on social media using #HandsUpWalkOut.  Click here for an image to share.

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