Black Lives Matter In Texas: Organizing Against Racist State Violence

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Black Lives Matter In Texas: Organizing Against Racist State Violence
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The People's Task Force says
Austin has been a focal point for the Black Lives Matter movement in Texas. From organizing to get Justice for Larry Jackson Jr., to campaigns to Free Rodney Reed, massive demonstrations in solidarity with the Ferguson and Baltimore rebellions, and more recently huge turnouts to #sayhername, and get Justice for Sandra Bland.

Come hear from family members and activists involved with these struggles, learn about where this movement came from, and discuss ways we can continue to organize and fight back against racist state violence in Texas.

Panelists include:

LaKiza Fowler, sister of Larry Jackson Jr. and activist with the People's Task Force

Rodrick Reed, brother of death row inmate Rodney Reed and activist in the Free Rodney campaign

Dr. Christen Smith, professor of Anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies at UT-Austin

LaKenya, activist and member of Black Lives Matter- Austin chapter

Lucian Villasenor, International Socialist Organization and People's Task Force member

Other local activists and organizers.

When: Thursday October 1st, 7pm
Where: African and African Diaspora Studies, Gordon-White Building, Multi-Purpose Room, 210 W. 24th St. Austin, TX

Co-sponsored by:

Peoples Task Force
http://taskforceatx.org/

Campaign to End the Death Penalty
http://justice4rodneyreed.org/

Black Lives Matter-Austin Chapter
https://www.facebook.com/BlackLivesMatterAustin?fref=ts

International Socialist Organization-Austin Branch
http://iso-atx.tumblr.com/

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Thomas Allison, Daily Texan
www.thomasallison.com
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By: The People's Task Force

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