Oscar Grant was not just a victim of murder. He was a son, a father, a loved one and a friend.
A reflection of any and all of us.
What would you do if you received a call informing you that your child, brother, sister, friend or loved one was murdered?
How would you feel if you sat handcuffed beside your best friend while he was brutally shot and killed by a police officer on New Year’s Day?
You couldn’t change the channel.
You couldn’t mute your anger or delete your near fatal feeling of loss.
Would you stare at the face and smile of your loved one captured in photographs as you restlessly tried to remember the sound of their voice?
When our loved ones are taken from us in this way, it is crucial We come together.
June 10th marks the trial of Oscar Grants’ killer, Johannes Mehserle.
Collectively, we can construct our next move in an effort to powerfully throw away the key to his jail cell.
During this two day event, we plan to watch “Operation Small Axe”, the award-winning documentary that takes us into the eye of the police terrorism storm happening in Oakland. After which, we will have a Town Hall meeting to discuss the film and the upcoming trial.
Make sure to mark your calendars and attend if you can.
We need each and every one of Us.
Oscar Grant is You. Oscar Grant is Me. Oscar Grant is We.
Through Justice we may be able to remember the voices of our loved ones that have been stolen from us in such an inhumane way. Let’s yell and cry out for those whose whisper we yearn to hear again.
June 4th – “Operation Small Axe” showing followed by a Town Hall Meeting starting at 6:30pm
June 5th – “Operation Small Axe” showing.
Friday, June 4, 2010 at 6:30pm
Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 9:30pm
5730 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
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