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I am Mike Brown and my life matters

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In light of what is unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, I wanted to provide a resource for people looking for education and action around the issues of race, police brutality and creating truly safe communities.

Here is a link to the Showing Up for Racial Justice Police Brutality Action Kit:

http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/archives/2016

It includes everything from actions that take one minute up to lifelong actions for racial justice. I invite you to engage this as a personal resource and to share it with others. This is not just a problem for Ferguson, or for the black community or for chiefs of police. It is a fundamental reflection of each of us that black men and women are seen as dangerous criminals undeserving of the basic right to live. Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Eric Garner and Mike Brown stand at the end of a long line of people of color who have been killed extra-judicially in the United States. The time to act is now.

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