Solidarity Statement: Black Lives Matter

Rest in Power to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and all those who have lost their lives from police brutality and state-sanctioned violence. As a Pilipinx-founded open mic space, we urge our community to speak out against anti-blackness in our own circles and dismantle white supremacy.

As we call on marginalized communities to share their stories, we must be open, listen to, and center Black folks because all lives do not matter until #BlackLivesMatter too. By using arts to inspire action, our mission will always be to create genuine connections because through those connections, we will be one step closer to true liberation and solidarity. We will not turn away and remain complacent, for those who experience injustice and violence by the state, and for those who have fought for us and beside us in our own movements. 

CALL TO ACTION

If it is in your capacity to donate, there is @blmlosangeles locally who call upon the community to support the People’s Budget (EMERGENCY SESSION DUE TODAY 6/1) with the city’s funds to be reallocated appropriately to universal aid, crisis management, and community safety. Call/email your respective city councilmember with the following template and graphics HERE


PRIORITIZE YOUR EFFORTS BY CONTACTING:

LA City Council President, Nury Martinez
City Hall: (213) 473-7006
District Office 1: (818) 778-4999
District Office 2: (818) 771-0236
councilmember.martinez@lacity.org

Ongoing out-of-state efforts include and are not limited to @mnfreedomfund, @blackvisionscollective, @reclaimtheblock, and #NorthStarHealthCollective who accept donations for bail funds and resources. 

In Solidarity,

Sunday Jump Team