Amanda Michelle Jones

“You must not reduce yourself to a puddle just because the person you like is afraid to swim and you are a fierce sea to them; because there will be someone who was born with love of the waves within their blood, and they will look at you with fear and respect.”
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Community Video to Protest Police Brutality Against Black Men #mikebrown #ferguson #chicago

Look at my department! \0/


SSA Community:

A UChicago College recent alum (2012 graduate) is organizing a Hands Up
Don’t Shoot photo on Friday on the Midway & Ellis, just outside SSA (at
11:50 a.m). See her message below. Since it will be taking place right
outside our front doors, perhaps some of us will want to go out and support
the effort.

Best,

Laura

Laura Botwinick

Director

Graduate Program in Health Administration

and Policy (GPHAP)

University of Chicago

*From:* Alexandra Deis-Lauby
*Sent:* Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5:18 PM
*Subject:* Community Video to Protest Police Brutality Against Black Men

Hi,

I am spreading the word about the event below that I am organizing. Would
you please send this out to your listhost?

Thank you,

Alexandra

*Hands Up. Don’t Shoot! *

Community Video to Protest Police Brutality Against Black Men

Speak out against Police Aggression targeting African-American Men and the
Killing of Michael Brown. Join us in a Community photo and short video.

*When: Friday, August 29th, 12 Noon. We will gather for 15 minutes. *

*Where: Midway Plaisance and Ellis Ave *

*Facebook event link: *

*https://www.facebook.com/events/1487412038173420/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming*

I hope you will join us in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and
the protesters in Ferguson and in the hope that our action will encourage
other communities to take action as well. Please email me with questions or
comments atadeislauby@gmail.com.

Being situated in the heart of Chicago, split between the privileged
University and Hyde Park communities and the not as privileged neighboring
communities of Woodlawn, South Shore, and Washington Park, we have a
wonderful opportunity to come together in solidarity across the racial
divide. We will make a wonderful collage of people affirming the core
values of fairness, humanity, equality and optimism in our community and
country. I look forward to seeing you there.

The killing of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson, Missouri have
been a wake-up call for me about race and racism in America. I trust I’m
not alone. Until recently, I was unaware of just how unrelenting the
pervasive and fatal inequality of our society is. As I learn more of the
unending supply of stories and realities about race and inequality, the
more frustrating the situation appears and the answer to the question “What
can I myself, as one person, do about it?” seems to grow further and
further away. People who grew up living these realities might be perplexed
that today, many people like me (liberal, white, and well-educated) often
sit on the side lines plagued by inaction. I hope that inaction stems from
simply not knowing what to do and the futile hope that racism will peter
out on its own. If that is the case, then there is a cure. Before people
can actively change, they need to be aware, awakened and brought together.

Please spread the word. If you can’t be there yourself, be there in spirit
by encouraging your friends who can attend to do so. Come out and make a
great use of your lunch break. Share this on Facebook, email your list
hosts, tell your classmates, tell your aunts and uncles, tell strangers you
meet on the sidewalk-they won’t be strangers for long. If you are able to
come 10 minutes early (11:50), that will be helpful in getting everyone in
the picture by 12:05. Facebook event link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1487412038173420/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Thank you,

Alexandra

GA teens, @Pine_Tart_Inc, develop app to document police abuse! Deets: http://j.mp/1oSXEAA
by @kindredthewife “Caleb Christian,  along with his sister Ima and Asha developed an app called Five-O.  In order to pinpoint areas with high instances of inappropriate police behavior,  it tracks your encounter with any officer and covers every county in the United States!!!! #YesChildren” via @PhotoRepost_app

GA teens, @Pine_Tart_Inc, develop app to document police abuse! Deets: http://j.mp/1oSXEAA
by @kindredthewife “Caleb Christian, along with his sister Ima and Asha developed an app called Five-O. In order to pinpoint areas with high instances of inappropriate police behavior, it tracks your encounter with any officer and covers every county in the United States!!!! #YesChildren” via @PhotoRepost_app

#shoutout @byp100 for this action. Here’s the link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2hfTXP7zzq4&feature=youtu.be

#shoutout @byp100 for this action. Here’s the link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2hfTXP7zzq4&feature=youtu.be

#MESSAGE. Gotta live this the best we can & fight for the rest because the powers that be ain’t gonna just let us have it. 

Let me receive what is in my best and highest interest at this time. Let me also receive the wisdom, discipline, support, and skill I need to recognize and use it.

#MESSAGE. Gotta live this the best we can & fight for the rest because the powers that be ain’t gonna just let us have it.

Let me receive what is in my best and highest interest at this time. Let me also receive the wisdom, discipline, support, and skill I need to recognize and use it.

nightmarebc:

brenanf999:

dontwantyourmoneysir:

anndruyan:

This is a summary of college only using two pictures; expensive as hell.

That’s my Sociology “book”. In fact what it is is a piece of paper with codes written on it to allow me to access an electronic version of a book. I was told by my professor that I could not buy any other paperback version, or use another code, so I was left with no option other than buying a piece of paper for over $200. Best part about all this is my professor wrote the books; there’s something hilariously sadistic about that. So I pretty much doled out $200 for a current edition of an online textbook that is no different than an older, paperback edition of the same book for $5; yeah, I checked. My mistake for listening to my professor.

This is why we download. 

Spreading this shit like nutella because goddamn textbooks are so expensive. 

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saving for glory, reblogging for justice.

Jesus, THIS!!!

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naturee-feels:

allblackpeopleeverythang:

Afro Mexican people

Mexican people.

YES YES YESSSSSS AfroMexicana por vida!!

black is so damned beautiful.

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