Event: Libation to Liberation: Community, Safety, Defense and Justice on Oscar Grant’s Birthday

Posted on Facebook event page by Justice for Trayvon Martin

libation to liberationThursday, February 27th, 6-9:00 pm
San Jose State University, 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
Rain Scriyl
Kwesi Young
Mctate Stroman II
Scorpiana X
Chris Quality
Lindsey Leong
More TBA…..

Read more on the Facebook event page here.


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