Our community is hurting. There have been an alarming number of black people dehumanized and killed by CMPD and other entities of state-sanctioned violence. The families of people killed have not received the national, state, and local attention they deserve. The purpose of this teach-in and rally is
to remember and hold space for the lives and deaths of black people killed and brutalized in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, and to educate the community on the importance of acknowledging and remembering the people who've been affected by state-sanctioned violence in our city.
We will meet in Marshall Park for collective mourning, a short rally, and then we will march to Mecklenburg County Jail to hold space for our incarcerated friends.
Stats came out last month about police violence in America, but many of the stats were not accurate. The ongoing project surrounding this action is one of mapping CMPD brutality in the community. Send us names you know of people who were killed or brutalized by police in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.