#SolidarityWithJasmine Call to Action
from the Black Lives of UU Organizing Collective
Moved by our fellow Black Lives Matter activists around the country, we are compelled to issue this faith-wide call to support Jasmine Richards, the SoCal BLM activist unjustly sentenced to 90 days in prison for “felony lynching” this week.
This miscarriage of justice has created a wave of action around the country to make clear our intent to fight until Jasmine is free. Click here to learn more about Jasmine’s case & conviction.
In #SolidarityWithJasmine, Black Lives of UU lead organizers are joining with dozens of other activists in making 90-day spiritual and physical commitments of support.
“I commit to abstaining from candy and to write a note to Jasmine daily that will be sent via snail-mail.”
— Leslie Mac
“I am abstaining from caffeine and chocolate, and writing every week to Jasmine via snail mail”
— Lena K Gardner
“I’m committing to 90 minutes combined of exercise/reading/writing — must do all three — every day.”
— Kenny Wiley
“I’m exercising a hour each day and decluttering an hour each day in solidarity with Jasmine. Taking better care of myself and creating more space for justice work is my framing, which is consistent with the guiding Black Lives of UU Principles” — Rev Carlton E Smith
We invite our fellow UUs and all those who believe in freedom to stand in #SolidarityWithJasmine.
You can support this effort in a number of ways.
- Join us in making 90-day pledges to honor Jasmine’s sacrifice and commitment. We have created a #SolidarityWithJasmine page on our website where you can share your pledge/commitment of support.
- Write Jasmine a letter of support. We want to ensure Jasmine feels all this love throughout her 90-days.
- Purchase a #SolidarityWithJasmine T-shirt. All proceeds will go directly to Jasmine’s jail account via Black Lives of UU.
- Tell Gov. Brown to Pardon Jasmine “Abdullah” Richards by signing this petition. Once you have signed, be sure to share it with your friends & family.
To send LETTERS ONLY:
Jasmine Richards #4681452
Century Regional Detention Facility
11705 Alameda Street, Lynwood CA 90059
NOTE: DO NOT SEND ANY BOOKS OR PHOTOS AS THERE A STRICT LIMITS TO NUMBER OF THOSE ITEMS THAT CAN BE RECEIVED PER MONTH.