August 10 – August 18, 2019
Suggestions from Charlotte SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) on ways to support those in Charlotte who are fighting for racial justice by putting their bodies on the line and taking action against police brutality. Some are specific to folks in or around the Charlotte area, however, some apply to everyone.
- Donate to the Freedom Fighter Bond Fund.
- Donate to Southern Vision Alliance.
- Volunteer! Folks are needed for jail support/solidarity and medical support, as legal observers and healers, and to organize and pack supplies.
Bring supplies (locations for Charlotte and Asheville).
For Charlotte, contact Tina at 980-430-9830.
- Supply List: bottled water, goggles with rubber seal (swim goggles work), individual saline eye drops, bandanas, ear plugs, gas masks, black sharpies, first aid kits, recharger battery packs, plastic drop cloths, gas cards, sheets (white, cheap)
For Asheville, drop supplies off at Firestorm Book & Coffee; 610 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806 (8 am - 9 pm).
- Supply List: bottled water, individual saline eye drops, goggles with rubber seal (swim goggles work), ear plugs, ziplock bags (sandwich), ear plugs, rubbing alcohol, extra clothes, dawn dish soap, towels, masks, non-latex medical gloves, bandanas, spray bottles.
- For Charlotte, contact Tina at 980-430-9830.
- Help SURJ keep track of those in jail. You can contact Jamie with any information you have (704-778-1947).
Call District Attorney Andrew Murray at 704.686.0700 with the following demands:
- Release all of the names of the officers involved in the killing of Keith L. Scott to the public followed by firing, arresting and prosecution.
- Immediate and unconditional release of all those arrested in connection with the uprising resulting from the killing of Keith L. Scott & drop all charges.
- White folks put your bodies on the front line. Face the police and National Guard. Be an accomplice to people of color.