Partial Description from the Independent Police Oversight Ballot ReferralSurvey: Thank you for taking the time to share your input! Survey responses are due by end of day SUNDAY, JULY 12 – after which they will be reviewed by Commissioner Hardesty and staff to inform the final proposal.
Commissioner Hardesty believes that one piece of police accountability must include truly independent police oversight, and that’s why she’s working on a proposal with community advocates for council to refer a ballot measure for the November elections.
The Woodmere Community is hosting an on-going weekly rally, Saturdays starting July 11th. The rally begins at 5:00PM at Woodmere Elementary and then marches to join the nightly neighborhood protest at SE 72nd Ave/SE Flavel St at 6:00PM. This is a family-friendly event and safe space for all community members. Social distancing and masks encouraged.
“The new construction video includes more views from the deck of the Tree walk. The rails and the stainless steel cap on the railing are being installed and polished. Soon the electricians will come in and install lighting. The structure is very aesthetically pleasing.
In the landscape, the secondary paths are taking shape and the irrigation systems are nearing completion in the Gathering Green and Pollinator Garden areas. The Arbor framework is assembled and next steps include pouring of the Terrace and setting the fire feature. I hope you enjoy the views. I am astonished that this has been the 11th construction video. Time has flown by.
I hope you are safe and well, andI look forward to the day I can greet you in the Garden again.”
Week 4 Featured Brentwood-Darlington Neighbor:Blacktacular! (Ashanti Hall)
About Blacktacular! from SoundCloud: I started writing poetry and then emceeing at a very young age. That kinda coalesced into hip-hop and beat-boxing in 1991. I got a lil’ gangsta there for a second until I encountered Electronic Music in about 1995. After a 4 year prison stint which helped my reset my priorities, and 3 years in Community College leaning Website Creation & Graphic Design; I jumped into promoting Hip-Hop and Electronic Music full time.
Partial Bio from The Marsha P. Johnson Institute website: Marsha P. Johnson was an activist, self-identified drag queen, performer, and survivor. She was a prominent figure in the Stonewall uprising of 1969. Marsha went by “Black Marsha” before settling on Marsha P. Johnson. The “P” stood for “Pay It No Mind,” which is what Marsha would say in response to questions about her gender. It is the consideration of who “Black Marsha” was that inspired The Marsha P. Johnson Institute.
Partial Description from SURJ: SURJ’s role as part of a multi-racial movement is to undermine white support for white supremacy and to help build a racially-just society.
That work cannot be done in isolation from or disconnected from the powerful leadership of communities of color. It is one part of a multi-racial, cross-class movement centering the leadership of people of color.
Therefore, SURJ believes in resourcing organizing led by people of color, and maintaining strong accountability relationships with organizers and communities of color as central part of our theory of change.