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Join us to take action in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives.
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We are holding a rally in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Tucson. Then we will be going to the Santa Cruz Farmer's market to do outreach and encourage other people to take a stand for Black Lives.
For centuries, extrajudicial killings of unarmed Black people have been condoned by our society and our elected officials. This must end.
We’re calling for the transformation of policing in our society, to re-center its purpose and implementation, so that Black people are no longer tortured, brutalized and murdered by police.
We’re taking action in solidarity with Movement for Black Lives organizers who are occupying, demonstrating, marching and chanting for a new future - a future in which they can be free. Free from state-sanctioned violence and oppression. Free to be themselves. We echo their call for #FreedomNow.
Who is Tucson SURJ:
Tucson SURJ organizes white people to show up for racial justice. We understand that white people have been the backbone and guardians of the system of white supremacy in this nation for too long. We seek to organize white people to participate in the multi-racial movement for racial justice led by people of color.
We want a future where Black people are free from violence and oppression, and free to be themselves and enjoy the same access to justice, dignity and respect that we have.
The rally will take place in front of and on the sidewalks outside the federal courthouse. There is parking across the street in the state parking garage and behind the courthouse. The federal courthouse closes at 5pm, after which we will not have access to accessible bathrooms. Canvassing will take place at Mercado San Augstin, about a half mile walk from the courthouse. There are accessible bathrooms there.
405 W Congress St
Tucson, AZ 85701
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