Anchorage community members and organizations such as Native Movement and Native Peoples Action stand together to call for the protection of Black & Brown lives. We are calling for solidarity of our diverse communities to stand together in saying Enough is Enough, police brutality is unacceptable anywhere. Our communities are feeling the pain and hurt of repeated violences from law enforcement and the justice system. In addition to the reality and truth that black and Indigenous communities have experienced firsthand, research studies have shown the disproportionate violence faced nationally from police brutality. A 2019 study by Northwestern University shows, “Black women and men and American Indian and Alaska Native women and men are significantly more likely than white women and men to be killed by police.” (1) Enough is enough. We are done dying. We ask leadership from institutions everywhere to commit to stopping this violence. We seek actionable item response from law enforcement. As Black and Indigenous communities we are asking all people to stand together in solidarity and in care.
Anchorage event: “I Can’t Breathe” Social-Distance Rally
2pm Saturday, May 30, 2020
REI parking lot at Midtown Mall, Denali St and Northern Lights
Bring a sign.
This is a family friendly and social distancing event. Please wear face coverings/masks and maintain 6’ social distance from people not in your household.