Here Are the L.A. Events You Can Attend to Support #BlackLivesMatter

Protests and meetings are happening around the city
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This week, two American Black men were killed by police officers: 37-year-old Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA; and 32-year-old Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, MN. It’s news that’s gone beyond being too common; it’s devastating, infuriating, and incomprehensible. Among the most maddening aspects of the violence is that cries for change seem to fall, repeatedly, on deaf ears.

But Los Angeles is mobilizing, and if you want to join, here’s what we know is going on so far, locally:

THURSDAY, JULY 7
What: Peaceful Protest for Alton Sterling
Where:
200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles
When:
6:00 p.m.

What: Patrisse Cullors and Tanya Lucia Bernard of Black Lives Matter L.A., in conversation
Where: Geffen Contemporary MOCA
                 152 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles
When: 7:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 8
What:
Shamell Bell, Tanya Lucia Bernard, Patrisse Cullors and Anthony Ratcliff of Black Lives Matter gather to honor Alton  Sterling, Wakiesha Wilson, Keith Bursey and Redel Jones
Where:
The Underground Museum
                 3508 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles
When:
7:00 p.m. 

SATURDAY, JULY 9
What:  – LACAN Freedom Now Awards ($100 donation)
Where: California African American Museum
              600 State Street, Los Angeles
When: 5:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 10
What: Black Lives Matter L.A. General Meeting
Where: Chuco’s Justice Center
1137 E. Redondo, Inglewood
When: 7:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, JULY 12
What: Action: Details TBD
Where: LA Police Commission
100 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles
When: 9:00 a.m.  

You can also sign this Color of Change petition or this MoveOn petition, both demanding that charges be brought against the officers involved in Sterling’s shooting, and read this Washington Post article about what Black Lives Matter leaders would like to see from white people who support the movement. If you do attend protests, the ACLU has released a guide to knowing your rights.

Meanwhile, check the Black Lives Matter L.A. Facebook page for ongoing updates about local events.

 

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