PRESS RELEASE: UNTIL FREEDOM ANNOUNCES DAY OF OUTRAGE IN HONOR OF ATATIANA JEFFERSON

Until Freedom
Oct 24 · 4 min read

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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UNTIL FREEDOM ANNOUNCES DAY OF OUTRAGE AND PARTICIPATING CITIES THAT WILL HOST RALLIES ON OCTOBER 28th, TO HONOR THE LIFE OF 28 YEAR-OLD ATATIANA JEFFERSON

Rallies to Take Place in New York, Houston, Seattle, Atlanta, Phoenix, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Raleigh, Miami, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Dayton, Detroit and more at 5:30 P.M. ET

October 23, 2019 (New York, NY) — UNTIL FREEDOM, founded by Tamika D. Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Mysonne Linen and Angelo Pinto will lead a national day of actions next Monday, October 28th in more than fifteen cities across the United States to honor the life of Atatiana Jefferson, a young Black woman in Fort Worth, Texas, who was just 28-years-old when she was murdered by a Fort Worth Police officer in her own home. At approximately 5:30 PM ET, people across the country will stand in solidarity and demand justice for Atatiana and all Black women whose lives have been taken due to police violence. Everyone is being asked to WEAR BLACK on Monday as a sign of unity.

In New York City, Until Freedom’s Co-Founders will lead the rally at Foley Square in partnership with Arc of Justice, Justice League NYC and other leading activists, advocates, elected officials, faith and community leaders, artists and more.

“It is absolutely outrageous to consider that less than one week after Officer Amber Guyger was found guilty of murdering Botham Jean in his home in Dallas, that another Texas police officer could fire with impunity into the home of another innocent Black person,” says Tamika D. Mallory, adding “We demand answers, but more importantly, we demand change. We will not allow Black people to continue to be preyed upon by those committed to protecting and serving them.’

The family of Atatiana Jefferson said the following about the Day of Outrage, “Our family is mourning over the tragic and untimely murder of Atatiana by Aaron Dean former Fort Worth police officer. Although Dean, has been arrested and charged, he is back on the streets and we are uncertain justice will prevail. We demand full transparency and accountability. It is our sincere hope that Atatiana’s story will not be forgotten, and our pursuit of dignity prevents the likelihood of similar events of police abuse. Please show up for the Day of Outrage wherever you are. Keep our loved one’s name alive!”

WHAT:

Multiple U.S. Cities To Host DAY OF OUTRAGE Rallies for Atatiana Jefferson. WEAR BLACK

WHEN:

Monday, October 28, 2019

5:30PM ET (approximately as it depends on the local city)

BACKGROUND:

Until Freedom is an intersectional social justice organization rooted in the leadership of diverse people of color to address systemic and racial injustice. At Until Freedom, we believe that those closest to the pain are closest to the solution therefore we focus on investing in those who are the most directly impacted by cyclical poverty, inequality and state violence. We are a clearinghouse for advocates, new & budding activists, seasoned community organizers, students, movement lawyers, entertainers and artists, policy experts, formerly & currently incarcerated individuals, and survivors of gun violence to work linearly to uplift all of our people. Everyone is worthy, everyone is needed to win.

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CONFIRMED CITIES AS OF 10/23/19:

NEW YORK

Foley Square

111 Worth Street, New York, NY

Contact: untilfreedomofficial@gmail.com

FORT WORTH

Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office

401 West Belknap Street, Fort Worth, TX

Contact: clhughes77@gmail.com

HOUSTON

Houston City Hall

901 Bagby Street, Houston, TX

Contact: amfannin.htx@gmail.com

SEATTLE — 4:00 PM

Seattle Police Department East Precinct

1519 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA

Contact: konikkita@gmail.com

ATLANTA

State Capital

206 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA

Contact: marcuscoleman@ymail.com

PHOENIX

School of Hip-Hop

1634 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

Contact: motiv8university@gmail.com

JACKSON, MS — 11:00AM

Kundi Compound

3220 N State Street, Jackson, MS

KNOXVILLE

2340 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Knoxville, TN

Contact: brittany@highlandercenter.org

LAS VEGAS — 4:00 PM

Las Vegas Regional Justice Center

200 Lewis Avenue, Las Vegas, NV

Contact: marciewells1@gmail.com

RALEIGH

Raleigh Police Department

More details to be released

Contact: gerald@raleighapexnaacp.org

MIAMI

Miami Workers Center

720 NW 55th Street, Miami-Dade, FL

Contact: rgilmer@dreamdefenders.org

FAYETTEVILLE, AR

Good Shepard Lutheran Church

2925 Old Missouri Rd, Fayetteville, AR

Contact: catherinesnyder74@gmail.com

WASHINGTON, DC

DC Police Headquarters

300 Indiana Avenue, Washington, DC

Contact: DirectAction@DCBLM.org

BALTIMORE

Baltimore City Police Headquarters Downtown

601 East Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland

Contact: statevsusmag@gmail.com

DETROIT

Spirit of Detroit Plaza

2 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI

Contact: aharveyquinn@faithinaction.org

SHREVEPORT, LA

Life Changing Solutions

331 Milam Street, 3rd Floor, Shreveport, LA

Contact: omari@asapworldwide.org

SPRINGFIELD, MA

Black Women’s Monument

Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street, Springfield, MA

Contact: tanisha@arisespringfield.org

DAYTON

McKinley United Methodist Church

196 Hawthorn Street, Dayton, OH

Contact: daytonunifiedpower@gmail.com

NEWARK

Newark Federal Building

970 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey

Contact: 973–801–0001

CHARLOTTE

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

601 East Trade St., Charlotte, NC

Contact: cmacknaacp@gmail.com

OAKLAND

Oscar Grant Plaza

14th Street and Broadway, Oakland, California

Contact: aptpinfo@gmail.com

CLEVELAND

1765 Crawford Road, Cleveland, Ohio

Contact: littleafricafco@gmail.com

KANSAS CITY — 4:30 PM

Uzazi Village

4232 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO

contact: buildingjustsystems@gmail.com

LOS ANGELES — 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Reparations Club

4636 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Contact: thefreeblackwomenslibrary.la@gmail.com

CHICAGO — 6:30 PM

Apostolic Church of God

6320 S Dorchester Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Contact: Deborah Harris at bosshion.dh@gmail.com

OKLAHOMA CITY — 7:00 PM

Ice Event Center & Grill

1148 NE 36th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Contact: speaklifeok@yahoo.com

PENSACOLA

Martin Luther King Jr. Square

Downtown, Pensacola, Florida

Contact: pcolasquadd@gmail.com

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