||Come join the Peaceful Streets Project for a day of discussion and activities about police accountability! Empower yourself and our communities. Learn about your rights, institutionalized violence, and our rich histories of resistance struggle.
***Featuring activist legends, civil rights lawyers and scholars, victims sharing their stories, training on knowing your rights in police encounters, workshop on using audio/video technology to hold police accountable, and more
**Free cameras distributed to trained local activists so they may hold police accountable — get in touch if you’re interested.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 10 - 4pm
(complimentary breakfast beginning at 9am)
1107 N I H 35 (& E.12th)
FREE - but RSVP required (via FB or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meals, refreshments and childcare will be provided!
Confirmed speakers include:
--Antonio Buehler, Peaceful Streets Project
--Scott Crow, activist and author, Black Flags and Windmills
--Paul Hernandez, former Brown Beret, survivor of police violence
--Robert King, former Black Panther and political prisoner, only freed member of the Angola 3
--Wayne Krause Yang, attorney and legal director, Texas Civil Rights Project
--Debbie Russell, Austin community organizer
The Peaceful Streets Project is a transpartisan, activist effort to effect change on Austin streets -- contact us to get involved!
~Please join us for a full day of events that will inspire and remind us of both our history and of what the Constitution says about our civil rights to empower us to hold police accountable for violations of those rights.
Local community activists such as Antonio Buehler, John Bush, Debbie Russell and others who are intimately familiar with local police practices will speak. We also plan to have civil rights attorneys present to speak to us and answer questions.
~There will be a segment focused on giving a voice to those who have been victims of police brutality and abuse. We will hear from families who have lost their loved ones to this systematic epidemic of violence to remind and inspire us to protect our neighborhoods and streets.
~We will hear about new apps, websites/technology, ways to safely record and the legality of the act of recording police from members of the Occupy movement who have perfected state of the art techniques for filming police.
~We will have smaller breakout sessions regarding your constitutional rights in dealing with police; safety skills w/ police; and using technology to film and upload video footage onto the internet and link to our YouTube page so that we can help videos go viral.
~At the end of the summit, we will place handheld cameras into the hands of 100 people who are committed to filming in their neighborhoods to hold the police accountable, making our streets safer, and, of course--peaceful.
~If you or anyone you know has been a victim of police brutality, please contact us if you want to include this story in our project.
This is the beginning ……hope to see you there!!
A special THANK YOU to our sponsors and collaborators, especially Mexitas who stepped up when others would not!