Teach-in: Being an Ally 101.
On Direct Action Weekend.
On the weekend of June 30th and July 1st many national organizations called for direct action in way of rallies, marches and protests against the separation of families, detention and torture of assylum seeking young children.
As we have previously stated, we at ICE out of RVA see a lack of Latinx leadership, organizing in a secure way, and a high risk for Black and Brown bodies to be further targets of violence as reasons to not endorse these actions. Instead, we choose to spend time with our people, planning and dreaming of what this Resistance can look like and resting.
Here in Richmond, Virginia we have asked our friends, family and followers to attend the June 30th demonstration for police accountability for the death of Marcus David Peters. State sanctioned violence is an issue that affects our communities across language and national lines. Black and Brown bodies are executed, removed and detained all over the world via the strong arm of police forces and this must change.
We have also chosen to continue teaching our community from 1 to 3 pm tomorrow afternoon at a to be announced location. Using SONG’s curriculum on How to be an Ally we will be presenting tips and information on how to be a good ally to oppressed communities as well as community organizations to volunteer.
A short presentation on el movimiento Zapatista will follow the teach in, folks will have the opportunity to purchase Zapatista coffee as a way to help ICE out of RVA raise funds for our continued work.