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"Justice for Trayvon" National Day of Action Portland, July 20

A call has been put out for a National Day of Action by Al Sharpton so Campaign to End the New Jim Crow is organizing one here in Portland.
SATURDAY 2PM @ Federal Courthouse located at 1000 SW 3rd Ave (SW 3rd ave and SW Main st)
We are doing 2pm instead of 12pm because we usually meet at that time. so to avoid too much confusion and to make sure we get some work done we decided to call it for 2pm instead.

If you would like to join us for our meeting then check out the facebook event here-  https://www.facebook.com/events/687032271322286/
Campaign to End the New Jim Crow General Meeting
11am PCC Cascade 705 N Killingsworth st
Student center on 2nd floor in room 204 or in the cafeteria (same building first floor)

*Confirmed Speakers for Rally*

Jo Ann Hardesty- Founding member of both the Albina Ministerial Alliance and Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, Jo Ann has been a strong voice against Police misconduct and racism for many years here in Portland.

Fred Bryant- Father of Keaton Otis, a young man tasered then shot after being pulled over for "looking suspicious" on May 12th 2010.

Leila Hofstein- Organizer for Portland Black Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Rev. Dr. Leroy Haynes-Pastor at Allen Temple and social justice activist. Co-Chair of Member of Albina Ministerial Alliance for Police Reform

Mic Crenshaw- Hip Hop artist and social justice activist. After attending a Human Rights conference in Rwanda, he started his own non-profit project called Globalfam. MC used Globalfam to help setup and maintain a computer center for disadvantaged youth in Burundi, Central Africa. - See more at:  http://miccrenshaw.com/bio/#sthash.alNquGs1.dpuf

Woody Broadnax- Freedom Foundation

Rev. Kate Lore- Social Justice pastor, 1st Unitarian Church

Al Sharpton plans George Zimmerman protests

By TAL KOPAN | 7/15/13 8:30 AM EDT
The Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for a "Justice for Trayvon National Day of Action" on Saturday and say demonstrations are planned in more than 100 cities nationwide.

Saying there would not have been a trial in Florida without pressure from activists, Sharpton was confident that continued pressure would result in a federal civil rights case.

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NAACP president on Zimmerman

"When they're telling you today, 'I don't know if they're going to get a civil rights trial:' We will. And we will get a civil trial," Sharpton said on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" on Monday morning. "What we've watched the last several weeks was not the system correcting itself, it was the people correcting the system. Now we've got to finish the job."

National Action Network is organizing the protests at federal court buildings to press the Justice Department to bring a civil rights case against George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin by a Florida jury on Saturday.

Sharpton said his National Action Network intends to keep the pressure on until a civil rights case is brought, insisting the protests will show the national anger over the verdict is not a "two- or three-day" thing.

"It's not over. And we are going to make sure it's not over, that's why we're calling people to ... organize in your city. I don't care if it's 20 people, we want to show the nation that over 100 cities a week later is still demanding justice. We're not having a fit, we're having a movement," Sharpton said.

The event will also help begin a four-week countdown to the 50th anniversary event for the March on Washington on August 24, which will include Martin Luther King III, and which Sharpton said will be centered on Trayvon Martin and the Voting Rights Act.

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