[Currentcse] FW: "I Can't Breathe" Action tomorrow for justice for Eric Garner

Walter, Abby aw226407 at ohio.edu
Thu Dec 4 13:01:59 EST 2014

Please note on the facebook page that this event may be changing. Apparently there is an event being held at the President's house for victims of the Union Street fire so I think the group may be changing the location. Just something to pay attention to

From: currentcse-bounces at listserv.ohio.edu <currentcse-bounces at listserv.ohio.edu> on behalf of Hutchinson, Jaylynne <hutchinj at ohio.edu>
Sent: Thursday, December 4, 2014 11:00 AM
To: currentcse at listserv.ohio.edu
Subject: [Currentcse] FW: "I Can't Breathe" Action tomorrow for justice for     Eric Garner

Hello all,  I wanted to forward this Action taking place tomorrow so that each of you can decide whether and how you might want to participate.

For more information, check on the FB site noted below.  --Jaylynne

Jaylynne N. Hutchinson, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Critical Studies in Educational Foundations, Program Coordinator
Director, Undergraduate Diversity Studies Certificate
McCracken Hall 321E, Ohio University
Athens, OH  45701
Email: hutchinj at ohio.edu
From: United Campus Ministry [ucm at midohio.twcbc.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2014 10:51 AM
Subject: "I Can't Breathe" Action tomorrow for justice for Eric Garner

"I Can't Breathe" (Justice for Eric Garner at OU) - organized by student activists but community is encouraged to act, too.  The weekly Monday Peace Vigil at the Athens Courthouse (11:30am - 12:30pm) remains a space for students and community to gather for ALL justice issues - bring your signs!!!

Facebook link to event - https://www.facebook.com/events/615061431931703/

Here are the steps to follow on Friday, December 5th:

1.) Make a sign that reads, "I can't breathe." -Eric Garner

2.) Walk around with it ALL DAY. Hold it high during class changes. Put it at your feet to be seen by the professor during class. Talk to people about what it means and who Eric Garner, about these black murders.

3.) From 5:00- 5:30 PM, go to the lawn of President McDavis's House and leave your sign.

4.) MOST IMPORTANT: Take a photo of yourself with the sign or of the signs on McDavis's lawn with the hashtags


and BLAST IT ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIA (Instagram, Yik Yak, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, everything)

"Many of us are tired. We are tired of seeing black bodies brutalized and beaten by the justice system, by fellow citizens. We are tired of seeing skewed news stories. We are tired of the black experience and black pain being spit upon over and over and over again. Even though we are tired, it is important that we show people that this is REAL and this is EVERYWHERE. This is just another way to do that. Show you care. Talk to people."

Melissa Wales
Executive Director
United Campus Ministry (UCM: Center for Spiritual Growth & Social Justice)
18 N. College St.
Athens, OH  45701
melissa at ucmathens.org<mailto:melissa at ucmathens.org>
ucm at midohio.twcbc.com<mailto:ucm at midohio.twcbc.com>

UCM's mission is to engage the Ohio University and Athens communities in spiritual growth, work for social justice and community service guided by socially progressive and interfaith values.

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