Upcoming Events & Meeting Schedule

A SOLIDARITY WALK AROUND LAKE MERRIT ON SATURDAY MAY 3RD, 2014

Please join the Blueford Family in a walk around lake Merritt as we use our heels to heal the community on the 2 year anniversary of Alan’s death–the event will be a celebration of Alan’s life and a time for The People to unite to “use your heels to heal the community”–bring banners for your own community cause, or make one for Alan, it’s all welcome!  There will be music for the walk….details are unfolding……PLEASE CHECK IN HERE FOR UPDATES!

 

 
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SATURDAY MAY 3RD: WALK TO HONOR ALAN BLUEFORD’S LIFE!

SATURDAY MAY 3RD: WALK TO HONOR ALAN BLUEFORD'S LIFE!

Alan Blueford was murdered by Oakland police officer Miguel Masso on May 6, 2012 in an incident of racial profiling. Two years later the Blueford family continues to grieve the painful loss of their son, brother, nephew, cousin, & uncle. This pain will remain constant, but it can be lessened & healed. Unity in the community is healing. The Oakland community has so much it needs to heal from, including the violent, & racially motivated murder of Alan Blueford on May 6, 2012.

On Saturday May 3rd, on the 2 year anniversary of Alan’s passing, we will UNITE in a walk around Lake Merritt as we celebrate Alan’s life & let the Blueford’s & the community at large know that Alan’s life–and all black lives–matters….AND because this IS a celebration, there will be sound….A LOT OF SOUND….like thousands of watts of sub-woofer sound…..:)

**IF YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK, PLEASE “JOIN” & THEN “SHARE” THIS EVENT!**

https://www.facebook.com/events/740497942649754/

We will gather at the gazebo at Lake Merritt (right near Children’s Fairyland) at noon, begin the walk at 1pm. Please feel free to bring banners/signs to add to the celebration. Also, all modes of transport are welcome to join the walk–wheelchairs, baby strollers, skateboards, big wheels, bikes, motorcycles, golf carts, etc……as long as EVERYONE IS SAFE, it’s all welcome!

AGAIN, PLEASE REMEMBER, this is a celebration of Alan Blueford’s life & we wanna make this celebration HUGE! so we’re gonna need YOUR help!! even if you can’t be there, please spread the word:) here’s the Facebook event page , please “join” & “share”! https://www.facebook.com/events/740497942649754/

You can also “like” The Alan Blueford Center For Justice on Facebook to follow updates: https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE

Or follow @abc4justice on Twitter: https://twitter.com/abc4justice

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YOU ARE INVITED TO 1ST FRIDAY AT THE ALAN BLUEFORD CENTER 4 JUSTICE

HEY EVERYBODY!!!! The Alan Blueford Center For Justice is gonna be open for 1st Friday on April 4th, 2014….Fresh Juice Party is gonna be our special guests performing their original blend of justice beats….and because we love The People of Oakland, the show is FREE!!! Come on by 2434 Telegraph Ave & help us celebrate Alan Blueford’s life, AND DON’T FORGET, YOU CAN GET YOUR #EndPoliceTerror STICKER!

**DOOR OPENS AT 8PM FOR THE SHOW, BUT #ENDPOLICETERROR STICKERS & OTHER INFO WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING AT 5PM**

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Kamala Harris, DO YOUR JOB! #ENDPOLICETERROR

“If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.”
~Henry David Thoreau

On Feb 13th seven peaceful protesters participated in an act of peaceful civil disobedience, we refused to leave the California State Building until we got a meeting with CA Attorney General Kamala D. Harris where we were bringing the demands of The People of California.
We, The People, demand that Kamala Harris joins the fight to end police terror by doing her job and prosecuting violent, racist, classist killer cops.
Kamala did not grant us a meeting…instead, she had CHP arrest the 7 peaceful protesters.
Of important note, the protester’s lawyer, Anne Weills, was acting as their legal observer to ensure that no rights were violated during the arrest. Anne was promised by the CHP officer in charge that she would NOT be subjected to arrest…Anne was the 8th person arrested on Feb 13th at the California State Building.

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FEB 13TH CALIFORNIA FAMILIES UNITE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST POLICE TERROR

FEB 13TH CALIFORNIA FAMILIES UNITE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST POLICE TERROR

TELL CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS: PROSECUTE KILLER COPS, IT’S HER JOB!

SEC. 13. Subject to the powers and duties of the Governor, the Attorney General shall be the chief law officer of the State. It shall be the duty of the Attorney General to see that the laws of the State are uniformly and adequately enforced.

The Attorney General shall have direct supervision over every district attorney and sheriff and over such other law enforcement officers as may be designated by law, in all matters pertaining to the duties of their respective offices, and may require any of said officers to make reports concerning the investigation, detection, prosecution, and
punishment of crime in their respective jurisdictions as to the Attorney General may seem advisable.

Whenever in the opinion of the Attorney General any law of the State is not being adequately enforced in any county, it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to prosecute any violations of law of which the superior court shall have jurisdiction, and in such cases the Attorney General shall have all the powers of a district attorney. When required by the public interest or directed by the Governor, the Attorney General shall assist any district attorney in the discharge of the duties of that office.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/.const/.article_5

The Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition wrote a letter to AG Harris & delivered it on to her on Oct 22nd, the National Day Against Police Brutality in Sacramento, CA.  Here is a video of Dan Siegel reading the letter  in front of the CA Dept of [In]Justice, Dan is the family attorney for the Blueford’s:

The Justice 4 Alan Blueford coalition encourages all the other victims of police terror to use our letter as a template and send your own version to AG Harris.

RESOLUTION: THE JUSTICE 4 ALAN BLUEFORD COALITION OPPOSES THE OAKLAND DOMAIN AWARENESS CENTER

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Photo credit: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle

Whereas facilities like Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center are an affront
to our 1st and 4th Amendment constitutional rights, and

Whereas, like Stop & Frisk and similar tactics, state surveillance of
citizenry will inevitably be deployed in black and brown communities
extensively and disproportionately, and

Whereas, the state can never be trusted to regulate itself in its use
of such data, once collected, privacy policy or no privacy policy,

Therefore the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition unconditionally
opposes the construction of Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center and any
similar integration of surveillance data.

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JAB Holiday Donation Drive at ABC4J!!!

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Please join the Justice 4 Alan Blueford coalition for 1st Friday on Dec 6th at The Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice located at 2434 Telegraph Ave in Oakland as we kick off our Holiday Donation drive–details are in the flyer–if you can’t make it today, please come by any weekday between noon-6pm to drop off a donation of a toy or non-perishable food–everything collected will be given to the Mary Ann Wright Foundation to add to the work they’ve been doing for years to address homelessness & hunger in our communities.
http://www.maryannwright.com

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JAB Holiday Donation Drive at ABC4JUSTICE!

December is Alan’s birthday month & the holiday season of giving, in that spirit, the Justice 4 Alan Blueford coalition is having a toy & food drive at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice (abc4j) starting on 1st Friday, which is 5-9pm Dec 6th.

As a special bonus treat, Fresh Juice Party Band will be playing inside abc4j for the people’s enjoyment this 1st Friday.

**After 1st Friday, we will be collecting donations from noon-6pm M-F at abc4j–2434 Telegraph Ave**

We are collecting toys/non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Mary Ann Wright Foundation which carries out the work of Mother Wright.

Please help us spread the word about this holiday giving opportunity:)

#Justice4AlanBlueford

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JAB IN SOLIDARITY W/JUSTICE FOR ANDY LOPEZ 11/5/13

JAB IN SOLIDARITY W/JUSTICE FOR ANDY LOPEZ 11/5/13 Click on the photo to see the entire album from this action.

Andy Lopez’ parents Rodrigo & Sujey right-front of the photo with the signs and people all around them.

The Lopez’s, like Adam & Jeralynn Blueford, have been in the streets demanding Justice for their precious son since day one.

These 4 parents demonstrate a strength that can only come from God.
God is Love.

#JusticeForAndyLopez
#Justice4AlanBlueford

 

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A Food Drive at ABC4J for the Holidays!

A Food Drive at ABC4J for the Holidays!

The Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice (ABC4J) will be partnering with The Mary Ann Wright Foundation for the holidays to amplify & magnify both of our goals.

ABC4J’s mission is simply that we are “a space for healing the community”.

The Mary Ann Wright Foundation’s mission is:

“The mission of the Mary Ann Wright Foundation is to provide direct support to families and individuals experiencing hunger and homelessness in our communities and in communities throughout the world.”

We will update this website once the details are all firmed up letting you know how to plug in & support, or look for a food bin coming soon at 2434 Telegraph Ave.

Feed The People!!!

 

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OPD, You Make Me Sick. You’re Making Our Community Sick.

Mollie Costello speaks to a crowd of about two hundred in from of the Marriott Hotel around 5:30 PM on October 25th, 2013.

Mollie castigates OPD, noting how they failed to respond with aid to either Scott Olsen on October 25th, 2011, two years ago to the day of this rally, or Alan Blueford on May 6th, 2012.