Wednesday October 6
Queens Pride House (76-11 37th ave, Suite# 206)
When San Francisco quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, decided to take a knee during the ceremonial rendition of the national anthem as a sign of protest against police brutality, he brought a celebrity spotlight to the national conversation started by the Black Lives Matter movement 3 years ago. However, the most recent string of brutal extrajudicial killings of black people by police officers is further evidence that the police has yet to acknowledge—let alone address—the concerns being raised by those protesting.
Come to a forum, hosted by the Queens Branch of the International Socialist Organization, to discuss questions about the role of the police in maintaining order in an unequal society and how that impacts our ability to reform the police. But more importantly, come join in a discussion on the kind of movement that it’s going to take to defend Black lives and beat back all forms of police violence, racism and oppression.