Last Friday, June 26, Andre Taylor facilitated a closed-door meeting between Mayor Jenny Durkan and CHOP occupiers at First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Capitol Hill. The meeting was announced a couple hours before it began in what seemed like an intentional attempt to exclude members of the Black Collective Voice (BCV). Most of the… Continue reading Mayor Durkan’s Discussion with CHOP Protesters
Representative speakers of Black Collective Voice: Marcus Henderson (Black Star Farmers), Jesse Miller (Founding Director of Harriet Tubman Foundation for Safe Passage), and Naudia ‘Nas’ Miller (Co-Director and Co-Founder of HTFFSP). Statement overview, as read by Nas: Greetings to all those who are oppressed. Greetings to those in pursuits of liberation of black lives. Greetings… Continue reading Press Conference with the Black Collective Voice
An organized protest in support of Black Lives Matter, CHOP is a community working towards the demands presented to City Council to garner equity for Black citizens of Seattle. Those demands include defunding SPD by at least 50%, funding community restorative justice, housing, and healthcare, and freeing all protesters.
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