Archive for May, 2015

Funeral Saturday, May 16, 2015 to Honor Charly “Africa” Keunang Killed by the LAPD

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Africa Action Update

Funeral Saturday to Honor Charly “Africa” Keunang
Killed by the Los Angeles Police Department on March 1st

May 16th, 2015, 3pm at Holman United Methodist Church
3320 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018

LAPD officers claimed they were called to the sidewalk on San Pedro Street because Keunang was allegedly in an altercation with another person near where Keunang was staying in a tent.  As seen in video footage and backed up by several witnesses, Keunang seemed to be fearful and panicked when at least 5 police officers approached him aggressively. He was wrestled to the ground – face down – and at least two of the officers were leaning on him. One officer claimed he reached up from where he was forced down onto the sidewalk – face down – “attempting to take” the officer’s gun. The officer opened fire, killing Keunang. Keunang was unarmed.

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT HIS FAMILY TO CARRY AFRICA HOME TO CAMEROON
Need to Raise: $30,000 Africa’s body is still here in Los Angeles. The family hopes to send Africa to Cameroon with his mother and sister. Please help the family raise funds to reach above mentioned goals.

GOFUNDME: http://www.gofundme.com/oomtc0
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May 13th: Mobilize For The LA County Board of Supervisors Budget Hearing – No More Jails!

Monday, May 11th, 2015

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May 13th: Mobilize all L.A. for the LA County Board of Supervisors Budget Hearing – No More Jails!!!

Speak out against the $103 Million allocated for the new women’s jail, block L.A.’s multi-billion $ jail expansion plan, and push for full implementation of the LA for Youth Campaign!!! (a.k.a. 1% Campaign – 1% redirected from LASD, LAPD, DA’s, Probation Department’s, courts = $100 Million for 25,000 youth jobs, 50 youth centers and 500 peacebuilders/intervention workers in our schools and communities.)

8:30am: Press Conference
& 9am: Mobilization for County Budget Hearing
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
500 W. Temple Street., Room 381B, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Write A Statement To End Youth Solitary Confinement: Pass SB 124!

Monday, May 11th, 2015

1,000 Voices to Break Youth Out of SC Flyer 2015

1,000 VOICES TO BREAK YOUTH YOUTH OUT OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

Stand with the thousands of youth inside county juvenile halls, camps, ranches and California state youth prisons (DJJ). Please take a few minutes to create a statement in support of Senate Bill 124. Here (below) is the url address to the online form you can use to create your statement:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YWFLCNP

Or you can also come through to next week’s workshop, Monday, May 18th, 6-8pm at Amity Foundation, 3745 South Grand, at 37th Street to write your statement and bring other people with you!!

Info: www.youth4justice.org

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