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Stand for Justice

As the College of Horace Mann, Coretta Scott King, A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., and Eleanor Holmes Norton, among thousands of others who oppose racism and who have acted—and continue to act—for justice, Antioch College stands with those honoring the memory of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, John Crawford, Tony McDade, and too many more, including those whose names we do not know; Antioch College stands with the principle that Black Lives Matter; Antioch College stands in solidarity with our past present and future Black community members; and Antioch College stands against police brutality and anti-Black racism plaguing our country.

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Take Action

This page is an evolving compilation of links and resources so that you can find ways to participate, become informed, stand in solidarity, support those in need, and find support for yourself.

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LaDoris Cordell 71 on Systemic Racism and Policing

On June 24, Judge LaDoris Cordell ’71 was featured by the “Spotlight on Excellence” virtual speaker series presented by the offices of Alumni Relations and Academic Affairs. Judge Cordell addressed a wide variety of issues surrounding systemic racism and policing in the United States.

Act Now

We Are Done Dying – Take Action

NAACP

“As the world faces unprecedented times and new realities during this global pandemic, and incidents of hate and domestic terrorism are perpetuated leading to routine brutalization of African-Americans, the health and safety of our people are at an unparalleled risk. Senseless hate crimes and incidence of COVID-19 cases and deaths spreading throughout the Black community display the continuance of systematic racism and privilege granted to white people in America. Our communities are experiencing the worst outcomes on all fronts. From every location reporting data in the nation, African Americans are being harmed—both in infections and fatalities—in higher percentages.”

Learn how to take action…

Movement for Black Lives Week of Action (June 1–7)

Week of Action in Support of Black Lives

“The time for action is now, people are taking to the streets, flooding social media, calling local officials and demanding justice for those who have been killed by the police all over the county and now is the time to join them.”

Learn how to take action…

Demand for Accountability for Murder of George Floyd

Demand for Accountability for the murder of George Floyd

Cut and paste the following text into a separate document, fill in the spaces for name and State/City and send the letter to the contact information below.


Hello,

My name is [insert name]. I am a resident of [State/City] and I am emailing today to demand accountability for the racist murder of George Floyd.

I demand that charges be pressed against all officers involved in this heinous racist murder, including specifically Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao. They should not be allowed to keep their jobs and should be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for manslaughter.

George Floyd should be alive today if it was not for the gross abuse of power and white supremacy exhibited by the Minneapolis Police Department, all officers involved must face consequences for this murder in order to provide his family with justice and prevent further cops from committing brutal acts of violence against our communities.

In addition, I demand that we start providing more support towards community efforts and organizations outside of the police forces in order to prevent police brutality and violence in the future.

Sincerely,

[your name]


MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

Minneapolis PD Facebook page

Office of Police Conduct Review

Support Resolution for Racism as Public Health Crisis

if you are in Ohio, you can support the State of Ohio Resolution to designate racism as a public health crisis by calling or writing to your state representative.

Find Ohio State Representatives

Protests

Online protest for those who need to stay home, June 2 – 8, daily @ 7:00pm EST  (The King Center)

An incomplete list of upcoming protests in the Miami Valley

Datyon area: “Where area protests, vigils are planned this week” (Dayton Daily News)

Protests and the Pandemic Press Conference, hosted by Iris Roley, the Cincinnati Black United Front, The Ohio Justice Policy Center
When: Thursday, June 4, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Cincinnati City Hall on Plum St.

Vigil Against Police Violence, hosted by local organizer Monica Marie.
When: Every weekday, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Cincinnati Police Memorial, corner of Ezzard Charles and Central Parkway

Labor for Black Lives, hosted by Socialist Alternative and Democratic Socialists of America
When: Saturday, June 6, 1:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Where: Hamilton Country Courthouse on Main St.

George Floyd and Black Lives Matter Clifton Peace Walk, hosted by local U.C. students including YES advisory board member Ana
When: Saturday, June 6, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: Beginning at The Fountain on Ludlow Ave.

The Path Forward, Creating Our Vision for Cincinnati, hosted by Neighborhoods United Cincinnati
When: Saturday, June 6, 4:00 PM
Where: Washington Park, between Elm St. and Race St.

Cincinnati March for Racial Justice, hosted by local community members
When: Sunday, June 7, 1:00 PM
Where: Beginning at Fountain Square and marching to Hamilton County Courthouse

Info for Protestors

National Lawyers Guild MDC

The National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Committee (MDC) is a network of lawyers, legal workers and law students providing legal support for political activists, protesters and movements for social change.

MDC members in chapters across the country provide trainings, assistance in setting up temporary legal offices and legal support structures, and materials for supporting activists engaged in mass protests.

More information and leagl support hotlines…

A non-comprehensive list of deaths at the hands of police in the U.S. since Eric Garner’s death in July 2014. (LA Johnson/NPR)