Five #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Shot at #Justice4Jamar Demonstration at Minneapolis #4thPrecinctShutdown
Last night, here in Minneapolis, five protesters were shot by white men suspected to be white supremacists. Police then moved in on and maced protesters, did not move in to catch the shooting suspects, and were slow to take statements from witnesses. Many on twitter also report derisive and dismissive comments from police on the scene and police dispatchers.
Protests for #justice4jamar continue today at the #4thprecinctshutdown.
#justice4jamar March today: https://www.facebook.com/events/1661441714104855/
#justice4jamar Memorial Concert tonight: https://www.facebook.com/events/859582110829927/
For updates and to find out how you can stand for #blacklivesmatter:
- Follow Black Lives Matter Minneapolis https://www.facebook.com/BlackLivesMatterMinneapolis
- White folks, follow SURJ MN: Showing Up for Racial Justice - Minnesota https://www.facebook.com/showingupforracialjusticemn
We stand for justice for all of us, not just for some.
Peace. Stay safe. Stay awake.
BECAUSE 2020 Cancelled
The BECAUSE leadership team and the BOP board have been reviewing forecasts for what this Fall will look like including continued COVID hotspots, limitations on travel, and how people are going to be feeling about being large groups. We feel the most responsible action at this time is to cancel BECAUSE 2020. We have explored moving the conference on line as many conferences and gatherings have done and find it is not the best option for BECAUSE.
The BOP board is developing virtual community building that we hope will help bridge this time for our community. Please check out BOP's Facebook Page, Facebook Group, Meetup Group, and Twitter to stay informed of upcoming events.
We are currently in discussion with our location, Wellstone Center, and our planned speakers and special guests to make BECAUSE 2021 one of the best ever. We hope you will join us in October 2021.
Build, serve and advocate for an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community to promote social justice.
Within the next five years grow Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) into a successfully-run Upper Midwest nonprofit organization with annual funding of $100,000 that provides community building, education, and advocacy for the bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community and our allies.