2017-03-31 Update: Black Lives Matter Tucson [FB Feed]

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Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson shared a link. …

Protest groups to unite as "The Majority" for massive actions across the country on May 1


Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson shared a link. …

Supreme Court rules cell phones cannot be searched without a warrant


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Black Lives Matter Tucson

Standing in Solidarity with our Tohono O'Odham brothers and sisters. …

March 23, 2017, 4:00pm – March 23, 2017, 8:00pm

Senator McCain has not come out with a formal statement opposing or supporting Trump's executive order to begin building a wall on the southern border, 75 miles of which would be on Tohono O'odham tribal land- a clear violation of the Nation's tribal sovereignty. The wall would be devastating to animals, wildlife, and water that moves across the border, and would prevent O'odham from continuing religious and cultural practices in our traditional lands of what is now Mexico.

Senator McCain represents the Tohono O'odham Nation and its tribal members in Congress and must listen to the voices and concerns of those who live and work on the Nation along the border. We stand AGAINST the border wall and increasing border militarization.

We want a large crowd of O'odham, Natives, and anyone who opposes Trump's proposed border wall to join us at McCain's office to visually remind him that he represents us and he needs to listen to our concerns. During this time, all letters of opposition to the wall that have been collected over the past few weeks will be delivered, and a meeting with his staff will be requested.

Wear your traditional outfits, bring your sawkud, visually represent your community or just show up!

Logistics: We recommend parking across the street at:

City/State Garage

498 West Congress Street

0-1 hours = Free

1-2 hours = $2.00

2-3 hours = $3.00

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson shared a link. …

Defunding Police — How Antiracist Organizers Got Seattle to Listen


Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson shared a link. …

An Insider's View: The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America


Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson

FYI. Najima Jamilah has been cited into Tucson City Court. Calls asking for dismissal of her misdemeanor charges should be directed to Mike Rankin, The Tucson City Attorney, at (520) 791-4221. …

March 6, 2017, 10:00am – March 10, 2017, 6:00pm


It has been brought to our attention that folks calling in are being encouraged to give formal statements if they were present at the march. The NLG recommends that you refrain from giving a statement without first being advised as your statement can be used against those we are trying to help.

Before providing any statement please contact southernarizona@nlg.org


L.U.P.E action committee



On Feb. 16, 2017, our anti-ICE raids peaceful march was violently attacked by the Tucson Police Department. Four of our compañer@s: Tanya Alvarez, David Leon, Najima Rainey and Joan Cichon were unjustly arrested and are being charged with fabricated felony charges and misdemeanors.

When you speak to a city official (or leave a message), you can use the following sample script:

Hello my name is ______________, I am calling to express my deep concern and outrage regarding the violent actions of the Tucson Police Department on Thursday, February 16th at L.U.P. E's peaceful march against recent ICE raids.






Barbara LaWall


Mike Romero



City Attorney

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson shared a link. …

Angela Davis visits VCU, reflects on 50 years of activism, calls for a more inclusive, intersectional feminism


Marie Joseph

Marie Joseph

Rashida Marie Strober

Rashida Marie Strober


Kristina Austin

Kristina Austin

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson

"They (Americans) have become moral monsters."
James Baldwin …

Did I Get James Baldwin Wrong?


Ine-Daniel Bell

Ine-Daniel Bell

Ine-Daniel Bell

Ine-Daniel Bell

LUPE Tucson

LUPE Tucson


February 16, 2017, 4:30pm – February 16, 2017, 8:00pm


Español Abajo-

In the past week, the repressive ICE agency conducted nationwide coordinated raids and collateral arrests of more than 680 undocumented immigrants. These attacks are part of the Trump administration plans to increase massive persecution, arrests and deportations of our undocumented brothers and sister.

Immigrant rights action committee L.U.P.E is calling on all progressive and popular forces in Tucson for an emergency protest outside of the Federal Building (300 W Congress St) on Thursday 16th at 5pm. Let us demonstrate with a unified voice of peoples power our determination to fight back and resist.

More than ever here in Tucson we need our city government to take a stand against the Trump administration and declare Tucson a Sanctuary City, by approving concrete measures that will prohibit collaboration with ICE and Border Patrol. We demand from our City Council concrete policies that commit to protecting and defending our undocumented brothers and sisters.

No Raids!

Sanctuary City!

No Muslim or refugee ban!

No wall!


Protesta de emergencia contra las redadas de ICE

En la √∫ltima semana, la represiva agencia de ICE realizó coordinadas redadas nacionales y arrestos colaterales de m√°s de 680 inmigrantes indocumentados. Estos ataques son parte de los planes de la administración de Trump de incrementar masivamente la persecución, arrestos y deportación de nuestras hermanas y hermanos indocumentados.

M√°s que nunca aquí en Tucson necesitamos que nuestro gobierno local tome una posición contra la administración de Trump y declare a Tucson como Ciudad Santuario, al aprobar medidas concretas que prohíban la colaboración con ICE y la Patrulla Fronteriza. Le exigimos al concilio municipal políticas concretas que protejan y defiendan los intereses de nuestras hermanas y hermanos indocumentados.

¬°No a las Redadas!

¬°Ciudad Santuario!

¬°No a la prohibición de musulmanes y refugiados!

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson shared a CALL to Action University of Arizona Divest from WELLS FARGO . …

CALL to Action University of Arizona Divest from WELLS FARGO

THE CHUKSON/ TUCSON WATER PROTECTORS in solidarity with other Tucson groups are resisting the injustices of the Trump administration to the Indigenous peoples, humanity and the Earth.

DAPL URGENT CALL TO ACTION: The Drills Are Breaking Ground right NOW

We Have Been Called Upon by those still protecting the water in Standing Rock to commit to continuous action

Phase One: Divest Funds From Wells Fargo Immediately

A collective effort and concern that has grown so loud from the hard work and efforts of the the following diverse groups:

Those speaking out against the blatant illegal violation of Indigenous Treaty Rights

Environmentalists lobbying to protect the land and clean water,

Impacted families and communities now living in direct threat of toxic contamination and likely irreparable damage to their once clean water supplies

Medical Experts fearing the historical records that indicate the likelihood of multiple diseases that result from contaminated water exposure

Collectives of scientists, conservationists, wildlife protectors

Despite these national outcries:

The Drills Are Breaking Ground Right NOW!

The Army Corps is brazenly acting in violation of an established law, of procedure that requires Senate is provided a 14-day notice notice on the DAPL easement. They have tossed that law aside, fired up their engines, and announced: begins in 24 hours." This means that by the time you read this::

The Drills Are Breaking Ground right NOW!

It is more urgent than ever that all groups who have ever fought to protect against the threats previously mentioned, to join together now! We are fighting a much larger battle that joins all of us together. All of us, The People, when joined in solidarity:


In an effort to make our stance in this battle on many fronts, we begin today by announcing the call for all collectives and individuals to join together in the call for 14 Days of Continuous Actions that loudly, passionately, creatively, assert our voice:

Enough is Enough!"

We Stand Together: Please pass this notice to all individuals and groups in your communities, churches, schools, universities, etc. who would like to stand in solidarity. We ask all groups with any affinity in this battle to contact [Whatever we decided to put here?!]

We Move Forward: By continuing to publicizing through all channels and other media outlets what is happening now and continue to bring awareness of these atrocities that are happening to our communities. Our future generations' lives are at stake.

We Aim our First Phase at the Primary Interest – THEIR MONEY: We continue to target one of DAPL's financial backer, Wells Fargo. With a laser focus, we intensify the call for all parties to act now and divest from Wells Fargo.

We Join & Witness Success: As the Seattle City Council unanimously voted to divest from Wells Fargo in protest of #DAPL, we celebrate this as evidence that our initial goal is not only possible, but inevitable:

But We Must Join, Publicize, and Act Now!

This is only the beginning. This is only the first act. We encourage you to remain relentless and resistant.

Please alert your interest groups and communities to this Immediate Release of our Urgent Call to 14 days of Continuous Action that force our voices to be heard.

Please commit to the ongoing releases that will be announced on [Whatever we decided to put here?!]

This is now a movement that is reaching far beyond what anyone could have anticipated. As those drills slam into our earth which are the very reasons:


Rony Mishiyev

Rony Mishiyev

10 Facts about Arab Enslavement of Black People Not Taught in Schools:


10 Facts About The Arab Enslavement Of Black People Not Taught In Schools

Atlanta Black Star

Ine-Daniel Bell

Ine-Daniel Bell

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson shared an event. …

February 26, 2017, 4:00pm – February 26, 2017, 8:00pm


Come celebrate Black History Month by hearing stories of resistance and rebellion at the beautiful La Cocina Restaurant and Cantina.


Our venue is limited to 300. We will now be selling advance tickets through Eventbrite:


Music and Stories provided by:

Lando Chill

M. C. Salvador

PennElys Droz

Chance Freedom

Zaira Livier

DiAn Dviation

Lola Rainey


Summer Aguilera


New Tang Clan

Barbea Williams

and more…

tickets are:

in advance – $5

Joan Cichon

Joan Cichon

I was listening to Here and Now on NPR and heard Ijeoma Oluo discussing the Women's March and the mixed feelings she had about it as a woman of color. She talked about white women marching there who never marched for black rights. I have marched for black causes and signed lots of petitions for legal redress, but I started thinking about the problem and what the solution might be.

I moved to Tucson this November from L.A. and attended the volunteer fair here in Tucson looking to connect. When I approached the BLM table, there were already other white people there signing up to volunteer. We were all told that BLM was a blacks only organization, but we could sign the sheet as allies. I was disappointed, but understood that there might be a fear of having the movement hijacked, so I signed as an ally. I had been similarly rebuffed in the 60s by the Black Panther Party. I was too young to have marched with Dr. King and that movement. Rethinking my participation, I realized that I had never felt needed or wanted in the civil rights movement and therefore had participated more peripherally than I had wanted to.

My question is, how do white women, or men, support black participation in multiracial organizations that fight for rights we all want? How do we fix this issue so we can all move forward together? …

Women Of Color Assess The Impact Of The Women's March


Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson shared a link. …

Not Your Mule: I Will Not March for White Women KINFOLK KOLLECTIVE


Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson shared Anti Police-Terror Project 's Be the storm . …

Be the storm.

#120Hours #ReclaimMLK #APTP

Anti Police-Terror Project

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson shared National Lawyers Guild – Southern Arizona Chapter 's event. …

January 18, 2017, 6:00pm – January 18, 2017, 9:00pm

Join the National Lawyers Guild to learn your rights and how to assert them in encounters with police. Although this training is timed in conjunction with the Women's March and other events planned in conjunction with the inauguration on Friday, this information is always useful. And it is useful whether you intend to engage in civil disobedience and risk arrest, or simply join a rally to voice your opinions.

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Pay attention. …

Shaun King

Is this where our country is going?

A conservative Arizona lawmaker, Rep. Bob Thorpe, is proposing a far-reaching law in Arizona, House Bill 2120, banning virtually every college event, activity or course which discusses social justice, skin privilege, or racial equality. Violating the law would allow the state of Arizona to levy multimillion-dollar fines and penalties against universities removing at least 10% of their state aid.

This is no joke. Arizona already passed a law targeting ethnic studies in the state. They are fulling willing and able to pass this bill as well.

Please allow me to highlight some of the most disturbing sections of the bill.

It would ban any courses, activities, or events that:

designed primarily for a particular ethnic group."

social justice toward a race."

solidarity based on ethnicity."

Strangely, so as to not appear anti-Semitic, the bill then makes a very particular allowance for any and all discussions of the Holocaust.

According to Tucson.com:

Thorpe said Thursday his bill is aimed specifically at things like a walk" exercise sponsored by the University of Arizona and a course entitled and Race Theory" at Arizona State University.

The former is described in UA literature as helping participants the privileges that they have been granted and to learn about the backgrounds of their peers."

Among the exercises is telling students to step forward if they meet certain criteria, like having more than 50 books in a home, going to a private school or having inherited money. Conversely, those who were raised in a single-parent household, had to rely on public transportation or were ashamed of their clothes while growing up take a step back for each.

Participants are supposed to notice where they are in relation to others.

All of this is completely and utterly disgusting. That an aloof lawmaker wants to actually oversee and monitor individual activities and events to prohibit students and staff from discussing economic and skin privilege in this country is not just petty, it's deeply problematic. What is his aim here?

It appears that Bob Thorpe actually has a bigger problem with students and staff discussing white privilege than he does with the unfair privilege itself. That should disturb all of us. For all of their talk about local rights, it's deeply telling to see conservative lawmakers go so far as to say what individual dormitory directors and instructors can and cannot discuss with their students. Conservatives like Thorpe are fully willing to be control freaks when it protects white supremacy and cultural hegemony then say they stand on the principles of local control when it benefits them.

I have a hunch this bill is not an anomaly, but a troubling sign of things to come.

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson shared an event. …

January 16, 2017, 8:00am – January 16, 2017, 12:00pm

Take a stand on MLK Day by sitting down!

The Historic South Park Community will be host a sit in at the spot where 22nd meets The Kino Park Overpass. An area which once marked the northern boundary of the South Park neighborhood, one of three locations where African-Americans were allowed to own property.

The Historic South Park Neighborhood needs your support. Developers are circling and the city has green lit continued gentrification of the area without any plans to invest in the community.

Bring a chair and a poster and let the city know our history, our neighborhoods, and our lives MATTER.

Black Lives Matter Tucson

Black Lives Matter Tucson

A new Portland, OR intervention protocol removes police as first responders to crisis calls seeking help for the mentally ill. …

Psychiatric emergency services will relieve Portland Police from mental health 911 calls


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