At five pm on Wednesday, November 30th, activists and community members of Oakland will rally at Fruitvale Plaza to say no to criminalization, incarceration, and corporate profiteering at the expense of our communities.
Racist laws such as Secure Communities, Mandatory Minimum Sentencing, Truth in Sentencing and Gang Injunctions impact Oakland communities.The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization thatis comprised of 2000 legislators and 300 corporate members, has beenbehind and benefits from such corrupt criminalizing policies.
From November 29- December 3rd, ALEC is holding a conference in Scottsdale, AZ. The conference will prioritize bills to privatize education, break unions, deregulate major industries, and pass voter I.D. laws.
Occupy Oakland will stand in solidarity with Occupy Phoenix and all affected communities to oppose ALEC and put an end to racist policies that criminalize and divide our communities. According to one member of Occupy Oakland “This moment presents new possibilities, including addressing injustices that have been impacting communities of Oakland for a long time.”
Occupy Oakland will host an informational session on ALEC from noon to 4pm at the Oscar Grant Plaza. Occupy Oakland’s General Assembly will proceed after the rally in Fruitvale.
WHAT: RALLY TO DECOLONIZE CRIMINALIZED COMMUNITIES!
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, November 30th. 5 PM
WHERE: FRUITVALE PLAZA