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Protest a Year of NO Justice for Tamir

tamir riceNovember 22, 2015 marks the one year anniversary of the murder of Tamir Rice, a twelve-year-old black youth in Cleveland Ohio gunned down by police. Soon, a grand jury will decide the fate of the officers who murdered Tamir Rice, and the wheels are being greased to let them walk free. This is a crossroads as to whether the routine murder, violence and terror against of our children will be acceptable in this society or not.

His killers – who haven’t even been charged – are now being groomed to never set foot in court, as the district attorney on the case has produced reports by two “experts” to justify the murder because the police in question “believed that Rice posed a threat of serious harm or death”.

But what about the threat the officer posed to Tamir’s life? We’ve all seen the video: a 12-year-old kid plays in a Cleveland park by himself with a toy gun and throwing snowballs. Cops arrive on the scene after a 911 call was reported of a boy playing in a park with a weapon that was ‘probably fake’ and within two seconds of arriving on the scene, the police shot him twice in the chest. When Tamir’s 14 year old sister arrives on the scene minutes later, the cops handcuff and arrest her, leaving her to watch her little brother bleed out from the backseat of a squad car.

Schedule of Events for the One Year Anniversary of the Murder of Tamir Rice by Police

Cleveland
Saturday, November 21
2:30pm Assemble at East 55th and Woodland Ave.
Rally and March to Demand Justice for Tamir Rice
Police Terror and Murder Must Stop Now!
March through the community led by Stolen Lives Families from 5 cities and Rev. Jerome McCorry, Faith Co-ordinator for #RiseUpOctober and Stop Mass Incarceration.net

6:00pm – 9:00pm Speak Out to Stop Police Terror
True Light Missionary Baptist Church
1799 E 55th St, Cleveland, OH
This event will feature Stolen Lives families from Cleveland, New York, Detroit, Washington DC, and Chicago with Rev. Jerome McCorry and Rev. Robert Aitkin, pastor at True Light Church.

Sunday, November 22
11:00am Reverand Jerome McCorry will give the Sermon at True Light Church accompanied by Stolen Lives families.

Official schedule of events that the Rice family will be supporting this weekend has been posted as follows:
Saturday November 21
Banner for Justice for Tamir

10:30am– 2:00pm at Cleveland Public Library MLK Jr Branch – 1962 Stokes Blvd

Saturday November 21
Butterfly Project Commemoration

11:00am – 1:00pm at Cudell Recreation Center – 1910 West Blvd
Sound Off: A Town Hall & Panel: Standing in Need of Justice A Year Later

2:45pm – 6:00pm Clark-Fulton Public Library – 3545 Fulton Road

Sunday November 22
A Vigil for Tamir

3:30pm at Cudell Recreation Center – 1910 West Blvd, ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 3:15pm

Monday November 23
Justice Center March
1:00pm
#ShutItDownOHIO – Meet at Free Stamp, March to Justice Center at 1:30pm
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network and Rise Up Cleveland encourages participation in all of these events.

New York City
Sunday November 22
2pm
Rally Union Square, North side, 17th & University Place, Manhattan

3pm There will be a special Children’s March for Tamir Rice marching from Union Square to Madison Square, to put a spotlight on the emergency situation of police murder and to broadcast to the world that their lives matter. more |New Flyer front|New Flyer Back|| FB Event page ph: 646-709-1961 email: stopmassincarceration@gmail.com

Monday November 23 6-9pm NYC Rise Up 4 Tamir – Vigil & Rally at Grand Army Plaza

Baltimore
Sunday November 22, 2:30
Beginning at State Center,W. Preston and N. Eutaw, March to City Hall & Police Headquarters E. Fayette & S. Gay St. flyer more info BmoreRiseUpSMIN@yahoo.com ph: 433-239-5325

Boston
Friday November 20
– 1 Year without Tamir Rice Cleveland convergence Boston delegation Roxbury Community College Facebook Events Page
Sunday November 22, 12:30 PM Park Street Station, downtown BostonProtest More ph: 646-709-1961 stopmassincarcerationboston@gmail.com
Monday November 23, 6:00pm Justice for Tamir Rice, 1 Year, No Charges, Boston Solidarity Speakout Against Police Brutality more

Buffalo, NY
Sunday November 22 4pm – 6pm
HONORING STOLEN LIVES: JUSTICE FOR TAMIR RICE @ El Buen Amigo LACA More | Facebook Events page

Charlotte NC
Sunday November 22, 3:30pm
Year without Tamir National Day of Action @ Discovery Place 301 N Tryon St. Charlotte

Chattanooga, TN
Sunday November 22 at 2:30pm
Miller Park Flag Poles (MLK Blvd and Georgia Ave) more Facebook Event Page

Chicago
Saturday November 21
Meet on Michigan Ave just north of the bridge over the Chicago River (the 400 block of North Michigan, by the Tribune Tower on the east side of Michigan Ave). Look for banners! (312) 933-9586 Facebook Events Page stopmassincarcerationchicago@gmail.com

Cincinnati
Saturday November 21 3:30pm
Hamilton County Courthouse 4:45 pm March to Washington Park
5:30 pm Candlelight Vigil more
Facebook Events page

Columbus Ohio
Sunday November 22, at 3pm – 5pm
The HUB

Denver
November 22, 2015 at 10am – 1pm
— Cesar Chavez Park

Detroit
Sunday November 22
RiseUpOctober-Detroit will be having a decorated car caravan to Cleveland to participate in events on the day that Tamir Rice, a beautiful Black child, was murdered by police for playing in a park. For info: riseupoctober.detroit@gmail.com ph: 313-629-5580

Eugene Or
Sun, Nov 22, 12 pm
SURJ #YEARWITHOUTTAMIR ACTION IN EUGENE RiverPlay Discovery Village Playground more info

Honolulu
Sunday, November 22nd 10am-12noon
Ala Moana Park (near the entrance to Magic Island) Look for the tent with Tamir’s picture. Join World Can’t Wait-Hawai`i teams who will be leafleting beachgoers at Ala Moana Park, or hang out at the tent and talk with people who stop by.

Houston
Sunday November 22

Car Caravan
10:00 am: Decorate truck and cars and prepare materials for caravan. Meet at Our Park, 2604 Alabama @ Live Oak 77004
11:00 am: Car Caravan through the neighborhoods with Stolen Lives banner.
Bring signs to display on your car. Bring Whistles/Blow the Whistle on Police Brutality.
Children’s March
1:45 pm: Children and Parents assemble for Children’s March, corner of Truxillo & Burkett
2:00 pm: We All Rise Together Children’s March. All children: make/wear your Justice for Tamir Rice t-shirt,
make signs, bring whistles.
#Say His Name/ No More Stolen Lives Commemoration:
4:00 pm: At St. Mary’s Church, room 100, 3002 Rosedale @Ennis, 7700.
We would like to thank St. Mary’s for letting us use their space for this important event. StopMassIncarcerationHtown@gmail.com

Indianapolis, IN
Sunday November 22 at 2pm – 3pm
Shoe Drive To Honor Tamir Rice @ Indiana War Memorial more |Facebook Events Page

Sunday November 22 at 3pm – 6pm #AYearWithoutTamir Vigil/Book Drive Kheprew Institute more

Los Angeles
Sunday, November 22, 3:30PM
65th and Broadway At the site of the LAPD murder of Ezell Ford
Indict,Convict,and Jail Tamir’s Murderers! Drop the Charges on April 14th Protesters! Stop Police Terror! Which Side Are You On? ph 2139498083 revclub_LA@yahoo.com more

Monday November 23, 12pm in front of the criminal courts building, 210 West Temple. (This is the day when Tamir Rice died and this is the court where the #Shutdown A14 protesters are being tried) Facebook Event Page |Flyer ph: 213-840-5348 StopMassIncarcerationSoCal@yahoo.com

Oakland CA
Sunday, November 22 at 12:00 noon
Frog Park Playground in Rockridge 5500 Claremont Ave surjbayarea@gmail.com

Philly
Monday November 23rd
A Year Without Tamir: Philadelphia Vigil Rittenhouse Square Facebook Event Page

Pittsburg
Sunday November 22 at 3:15pm – 4:15pm
vigil to demand justice for Tamir Rice Schenley Plaza
4100 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15260 celestescott62@gmail.com

Portland, OR
Sunday November 22 at 3:30 PM
vigil to demand justice for Tamir Rice SE 11th and Madison more

Rochester, MN
Sunday November 22, 3:30pm
Vigil at Rosa Parks Pavillion 2nd St. SW and S. Broadway more

Riverside Ca.
Sunday November 22 in Riverside: 3PM
, Brockton and Central, site of Tyisha Miller’s murder. Justice for Tamir Rice Day more

Sacramento
Sunday November 22 at 2pm – 5pm Mack Rd & Center Park Way Sacremento Stands in solidarity with Cleveland more

Seattle
Sunday November 22 2 pm at Westlake Park, Seattle Washington. Children encouraged to bring home-made banners, signs, posters, etc. to commemorate Tamir Rice. For more Information: ph: 206-264-5527 or oct22seattle@hotmail.com Facebook Event Page

SF/Bay Area
Sunday November 22 at 1pm Powell/Market, (or day of announcement that police will not be charged) ph: 510-404-3628 stopmassincarcerationbayarea@gmail.com more

St. Louis
Sunday November 22, 2pm. Justice for Tamir Rice protest. Meet at Skinker Blvd. and Forest Park Pkwy. March to Delmar Loop. Stop Police Terror! Which Side Are You On? For more info, call 314.240.0499.

Tucson, AZ
November 22 1pm – 3pm Himmel Park becketsy@gmail.com · 3602238436 more

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