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A Celebration of Andy Lopez’s Life! 6/7/14

A Celebration of Andy Lopez's Life! 6/7/14

The Alan Blueford Center For Justice (ABC4J) & #Justice4AlanBlueford stands in solidarity w/the Lopez family & their supporters…who are apparently A LOT of youth!

Click on the photo to see the entire album from ABC4J.

Not Forgotten – Andy Lopez Presente! A Celebration of the Life of Andy Lopez: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438877876366134/

June 7th Andy Lopez Life Celebration March & Rally for Peace and Safety for All Children, Youth and Families!: https://www.facebook.com/events/1414717032111520/

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ABC4J at the Malcolm X Jazz Festival in Oakland

ABC4J at the Malcolm X Jazz Festival in Oakland

The Alan Blueford Center For Justice, or ABC4J, attended the Malcolm X Jazz festival in Oakland, CA this year, this is a pic of a wheat-paste we saw in the neighborhood on the way to the festival…click on the photo to see a few other pics from the day.

After attending this festival, there are 2 things ABC4J suggests you keep your eye on…we are not saying that these 2 things are the 2 most important things from the day, they are just what struck us:
1. Nubia Bowe, a 19yo woman misidentified by BART police as someone who had been dancing on the train and even though she was not the person dancing, she was arrested for the *crime* of dancing as well as assaulted by BART police; Nubia then spent 4 days in Santa Rita.

Learn more about Nubia’s story here: http://youtu.be/21czrNVTJXs
AND HERE: http://youtu.be/ibVXxuNFgzg

2. KulCha Coloring Works Inc. launching SOON! http://www.kulchacoloringworksinc.com/

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#H2H4ALAN

#H2H4ALAN

Use Your Heels to Heal the Community!

The mission at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice is simply “a place to help heal the community”.

On May 3, 2014, we took this mission “on the road” as we invited the community to unite in a walk around Lake Merritt to honor & celebrate Alan Blueford’s life on the 2 year anniversary of his passing.

Thank you to:

 

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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 matters–all lives matter,….AND because this IS a celebration, there will be sound….A LOT OF SOUND….like thousands of watts of sub-woofer sound…..:)

Confirmed performers are Jasiri XZar The Dip, Ras Ceylon, and Phanom,  Kev Choice, Moe Green….please stay tuned for updates, more artists are joining the line-up every day!

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

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

We will gather at noon at  McElroy Fountain which is located at the corner of Grand Ave & Perkins St, the walk will begin 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!  AND, porta-potties (including ADA ones) will be provided at points along the lake.

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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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.

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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 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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Oct 22 – JAB at The National Day Against Police Brutality in Sacramento, CA

Oct 22 - JAB at The National Day Against Police Brutality in Sacramento, CA

FAMILIES FROM ALL ACROSS CALIFORNIA CONVENED ON THE CALIFORNIA STATE CAPITAL ON OCTOBER 22ND FOR THE NATIONAL DAY AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY. THE FAMILIES WITH THE SUPPORT OF THEIR COMMUNITIES LOBBIED THEIR LAWMAKERS OFFICES TO DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR POLICE MURDERS AND BRUTALITY AND SEEKING A NEW DAY IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.

More photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.518418311586992.1073741830.505051402923683&type=1&l=0c99b720bd

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THE JUSTICE 4 ALAN BLUEFORD COALITION STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE BART WORKERS

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLYER:

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The Alan Blueford Center for Justice

The Alan Blueford Center for Justice

A place for healing the community located at 2434 Telegraph Ave.

We do not have regular office hours yet, but a table is usually set up out front after noon or so with a bunch of Justice 4 Alan Blueford printed materials.

email: http://www.abc4justice@gmail.org

landline: 510-250-9308

Please Like Us On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE