A WEEK OF ACTION IN DEFENSE OF BLACK LIVES

The Movement For Black Lives (M4BL), and organizers mobilizing across the country, organized a week of action June 1st to 7th in defense of Black lives. This is an opportunity to uplift and fight alongside those turning up in the streets and online. Each day of the week of action represents one of M4BL’s demands.

Monday: The Rights of Protesters to be respected

Tuesday: Invest-Divest

Wednesday: Community Relief

Thursday: Community Control

Friday: End the War on Black People

Saturday: Make Meaning from Crisis

PICA condemns the violent, racist, and militaristic methodologies of police departments across the United States and specifically in Portland, Oregon, as well as the move to increase funding for inherently violent policing in our city when it is rather a time to defund. We will actively work to dissolve our own connections to these systems. We challenge our city, state, and national government; our partner organizations, our audiences, our donors and funders, and our own organization to do better. We urge you to join us in taking action: donate, read, post, petition, protest, and have tough conversations. We are asking our white and non-Black audiences, artists, donors, partner organizations, and ourselves to find ways to show up and actively engage in solidarity with, and support of, Black community members and Black-led organizations.

The information below is time-sensitive and based on the demands put forward by The Movement For Black Lives. Tomorrow, we will be sharing more information as it relates to Make Meaning from Crisis. If you have additional resources and links please let us know. This will be an ongoing and evolving process.

RESOURCES

CALL TO DEMAND JUSTICE

Call Senator Merkley: 503-326-3386

Call Senator Wyden: 503-326-7525

Call Representative Blumenauer: 503-231-2300

In the murder of George Floyd, contact Hennepin County District Attorney: Mike Freeman 612-348-5550 / Email: [email protected]

In the murder of George Floyd, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey: 612-673-2100

In the murder of George Floyd, contact the Minneapolis Police Union. Call: 612-788-8444 / Email: [email protected]

In the murder of James Scurlock, contact County Attorney Don Kleine: 402-444-7040

In the murder of James Scurlock, contact Mayor Jean Stothert: 402-444-5555

In the murder of Tony McDade, call Tallahassee Police Department, (850) 891-4255 and Mayor John Dailey Phone: 850-891-2000 / Email: [email protected]

Link to Call Scripts from Don’t Shoot PDX

DONATE

Teressa Raiford, founder of Don’t Shoot Portland CASHAPP: $TLRaiford

Demetria Hester, survivor of MAX train attacks. CASHAPP: $F4OLF

Danialle James, Abolish ICE/Black Lives Matter organizer. CASHAPP: $GuessWhatPDX Venmo: @Danialle-James

The Black Resilience Fund is an emergency fund created to encourage healing and resilience by providing immediate resources to Black Portlanders.

Critical Resistance PDX (CR) is a small group of dedicated prison industrial complex abolitionists who decided to start a CR chapter in Portland to help magnify and spread the work of CR and [other] local prison industrial complex abolitionists.

Portland United Against Hate helps Portland heal from, respond to, and track hate activity.