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Mejia Community events/Eventos Comunitarios: Caso Mejia Poot

These are events regarding the hospitalization and shooting of Jose Mejia
Poot, a Mexican Indian man who was killed by Portland Police on April 1.
[received via portland copwatch mail list]

Friends:
These are events regarding the hospitalization and shooting of Jose Mejia
Poot, a Mexican Indian man who was killed by Portland Police on April 1. A few notes: The events at the Courthouse on Wednesday and Friday, and the march on May 5, are to demand justice for Mejia. The community meeting wednesday night is intended for the latino community to sort out their list of demands, so if you are not a member of the latino community,
remember to be respectful of that goal.

The May 11 vigil is being organized mostly as a spiritual memorial for Mejia, and while there will be some element of organized questions regarding his death, it is not going to be a rally or march. Mejia's family will probably be back from Mexico by then, and again, it is important to respect the goals of the tone of this event.

The May 5 march will no doubt be the best time to express broader community frustrations regarding this case, the lack of a credible police
ovesight system, racial profiling, and other issues regarding police misconduct.

--dan handelman
Portland Copwatch
(503) 236-3065

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 00:11:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dialogos Comunitarios < caminopdx@yahoo.com>
Subject: Eventos Comunitarios: Caso Mejia Poot

GET INVOLVED!
ACTIVITIES PLANNED

Wednesday April 25th at 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
A CALL FOR JUSTICE
PROTEST LINE FOR JOSE MEJIA POOT
Mutnomah County Court House
1021 SW 4th Ave

Wednesday April 25th at 6:30pm
LATINO COMMUNITY SPEAKOUT
St. Andrew's Church
4940 NE 8th, Portland, OR
(cross street: Alberta)

Friday April 27th at 11am to 1pm
PRESS CONFERENCE & PROTEST LINE
Multnomah County Court House
1021 SW 4th St.


Saturday May 5th at 11am
MARCH
DAY OF PROTEST
Location will be announced
SAVE THE DATE

Friday May 11th
VIGIL
Villa de Clara Vista
Time to be announced
SAVE THE DATE


UNASE A ESTAS ACTIVIDADES COMUNITARIAS

April 25th at 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
PIDIENDO JUSTICIA
PROTESTA PARA JOSE MEJIA POOT1021 SW 4th Ave

April 25th at 6:30pm
MICROFONO ABIERTO PARA LA COMUNIDAD LATINA
Iglesia San Andrés
4940 NE 8th,
(Esquina de la calle 8 con la Alberta)

April 27th at 11am to 1pm
RUEDA DE PRENSA Y PROTESTA
La Corte del Condado de Multnomah
1021 SW 4th St.

May 5th at 11am
MARCHA
"DIA DE PROTESTA"
Ciudad de Portland
Reserve esta fecha


MAY 11th
VIGILIA
Villa de Clara Vista
Reserve esta fecha
Para mas informacion sirvase llamar a los siguientes
numeros: (503-230-9427)
(503-233-6787) (1-503-763-1694)

La Corte del Condado de Multnomah