Join us, rain or shine, as we show up for Kayla Moore!
Kayla Moore, a Black trans woman with a mental health diagnosis, was killed by Berkeley police in 2013. Four years later, her family and community are still working to hold the City of Berkeley and Berkeley police accountable with a civil suit. Demands also include that police not be first responders to mental health emergencies and an end the BPD’s violent attacks, criminalization, and profiling of people who are Black, Brown, disabled and/or trans.
This “Human Billboard” will lift up Kayla’s story and the Justice for Kayla Moore Coalition's call to come out for court support October 23rd. We will also make visible our support for the Movement for Black Lives and communities targeted by Trump. These gatherings, held throughout the East Bay and nationally, are a simple yet effective way of channeling anger and sadness over injustice into collective action and solidarity.
For those of us who are white, it's a way to express a unified voice in opposition to the white nationalist, transphobic, sexist politics that Trump and his followers represent, and to commit to ending white silence and visibly supporting racial justice.
For all of us, it's a concrete way to put our heart and soul into action. It's being in community with each other, to share with like-minded people a belief that a loving, humane, compassionate world is possible, and to take a small step towards making that happen.
If you've been wanting to get more involved, this event is a great way to take action, meet people and gain further connections in the community we're building. Bring flowers for an altar. Bring friends, family and neighbors. Bring a sign - here are some ideas for messaging:
- Justice for Kayla Moore!
- #SayHerName: Kayla Moore
- Will you show up for racial justice?
- Will you show up against police terror?
- Black Lives Matter!
- Black Trans Lives Matter!
- Solidarity with Black and POC Trans Women!
- End Displacement of Black and Brown communities!
- Solidarity with Queer and Trans People of Color!
Questions? Contact SURJ’s Queer/Trans Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
1931 Center St
Berkeley, CA 94704
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