“Libation to Liberation: Community, Safety, Defense, Justice and Assembly” – Assembly & Open Mic On Oscar Grant’s Birthday
“Libation to Liberation: Community, Safety, Defense and Justice” On Oscar Grant’s Birthday
Thursday, February 27th, 6-9:00 pm
SJSU Engineering Building Room 285-87
This day #2 of a two part program scheduled to takes place both on the anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin (February 26th), and the birthday of Oscar Grant (February 27th).
Day One (Feb 26th) – Film Screening
6-9:00 pm MLK Library
Screening: “Fruitvale Station” and Q&A with Oscar Grants family
Day Two – (Feb 27th) Libation & Community Assemblies, Open Mic
6-9:00 pm – SJSU Engineering Building Room 285-87, 6-9 pm.
“Libation to Liberation Community, Safety, Defense and Justice”
Libation & Assembly
***Featured Guests, Invitees, Attendees Listed Below***
(8:30) 9-11:30 pm (In conjunction with Cito.FAME.US)
“Black Like Me, Ending the Fear of Black Strangers”
Community Town Hall – Iguanas: 330 South 3rd Street, San Jose, California 95112
For more Info: Contact Lindsey Leong host/organizer of Cito.FAME.Us via fb email or at 408-489-9894
Typically libation is just a moment at the beginning of a program, a bit of ceremony and then we move on. This entire program is to be a libation. With the families opening up and honoring their lost, but also telling talking about the work they’ve been doing, and the best part, the part where all of us get down to what still needs to be done. This is an interactive encounter, not your typical audience recipient lecture or panel. As such the beginning of the program is for the families who have lost loved ones. Each will be taking three minutes to tell us about their loved ones and then speak to to the work they’re doing, have done. Why only 3 minutes you may ask, this is why:
The Invitees and Attendees Are:
Emmett Till’s Family
Oscar Grant Grant’s Family
Kerry Baxter’s Family
Mario Romero’s Family
James Rivera’s Family
Gregory Johnson’s Family
Alan Blueford’s Family
Donovan Jackson’s Family
Andy Lopez’s Family
Jose Calderon’s Family
With Spoken Word by Miriam Mosqueda, Tyson Amir, Mark Gonzales, and others…
And likely many more, as more and more are adding on daily, having said that, we’re excited to announce we’ll be continuing later into the evening at Iguana’s with Cito.FAME.US, at their first ever Town Hall …
Featured Performers and Speakers
Mctate Stroman II
If yourself or someone you know has last some one please come, this is for you, if they have been harassed, harmed, brutalized or murdered by the police this program is for you…
We’re doing movement building here, not just some getting to know you banter but actual organizing…
The time, is now… together we can perhaps figure out what is to be done next, where we can go, we’ll be providing for a facilitated brainstorming, as well as have snacks, beverages spoken word, and hip hop….
And expect to get hit up for donations for our Trayvon 2 Brothers who need it… because we will be hitting you up.
This programs constitutes the first in a series of similar gatherings that will be happening in an ongoing basis not just here in San Jose, but throughout the bay area.
If you are interested in tabling (all tabling welcome if its in line with the theme, and you will not be allowed to interfere or table during the actual program only before and after, your price for tabling is your participation as simple as that), either way contact us…
If you questions or have a family looking to get on the Libation list (it really is their program) please call or contact us at, we will get back to you ASAP:
WARNING: This Gathering Will Be Filmed, if you do not want to be on video, please tell us ahead of time.
Our follow up is scheduled for late March:
“Decolonizing Futures: Remembering the Past, Investigating the Present” – This program will have an emphasis on Murdered, Disappeared and Incarcerated Indigenous Women – Black, Brown, Yellow and Red… not to mention continue our discussions from this current program. This will be a gender biased program, in which men can attend, but must be invited to speak.
#Black Matters, #BUG
*Special Thanks to Dignidad Rebelde, since much of this art wouldn’t exist without their work, and the work of others…