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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels across country in my mobile billboard truck as I attempt to engage in dialogue with people in hopes to wake us up and inspire action to change our country and communities and selves. And it is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society and life we want

Monday, January 05, 2015

Black Womyn's Lives Matter: FREE MARISSA Caravan!

We launched our Black Women's Lives Matter: FREE MARISSA NOW campaign in the East Bay on Dec 14th with a Teach-in and Direct Action Planning in Berkeley.

Since then, we've done two presentation fundraisers, bannered over freeways and at a Raiders game, flyered countless protests, events, businesses and markets, engaged in innumerable conversations spreading Marissa's name and info about challenges facing her.

And most notably, we have organized a 2 maybe 3 vehicle caravan that will be leaving the Bay Area January 10th, spreading FREE MARISSA awareness and garnering support for her fight for freedom through around 15 cities across the nation, to arrive in Jacksonville prior to her next hearing on January 27th.

We're inviting and urging you to endorse this important campaign.
Marissa Alexander is a Black woman who was outrageously & unjustly arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated when she fired a warning shot - injuring no one - in her attempt to defend herself against a violent abuser, is once again in jail.

We need your help to make Marissa Alexander a household name and the fight for her freedom a STAND UP & FIGHT BACK cause for all of us!

National Free Marissa NOW, along with many chapters including ours, is organizing and developing strategies and direct actions to be implemented between now and January 27th, the date ALL need to be IN THE STREETS in support of Marissa.

Our (East Bay) major strategy is this cross-country caravan and we need your help!

We are struggling to raise the funds to bring 10 to 12 women on the caravan:

We are still looking for about 4 or 5 more women to join us, including a high-tech media documentarian who can do the social media magic: live stream, youtube,instagram all that!

We need someone to caravan at least as far as Irvine so we can pick up our 8 seater van!

We are seeking frequent flyer miles so that we can fly folks back from Jacksonville or Atlanta after Marissa's hearing!

We need contacts along the way that will host our presentation/teach-in, join us in direct actions, as well as those that might be able to feed, shower and/or put us up for a night!
In solidarity and Action:

Black Womyn's Lives Matter: Free Marissa Now East Bay Affiliate!


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