Hey Tumblr friends,
It’s quite easy to reblog the pictures of police brutality at UC Davis. You might even go the extra mile to add a short sentence in order to put your two cents in the matter and all the support is great. But I would like to remind you that a quick reblog really doesn’t go far enough.
You’re armed with knowledge now and that makes you as much as an actor in this drama as the person occupying or the person committing violence. Inaction is as much of a decision as every other option and to elect not to act is to allow this to continue.
UCLA students — the API community is having a town hall this Monday from 7PM - 9PM about the development of the West Coast API Student Coalition, a network of all progressive API orgs across the West Coast. Here, we hope to get your input how we want to use this movement and how we can mobilize today. If you aren’t a UCLA student but still want a space to organize your API community with us, hit me up through ask and I’ll send you some details on what’s been going on. I’m specifically calling out to CC’s, CSU’s, and Private Schools. Hell, high schools get up on this too.
You are wanted. You are needed. If you cared enough to reblog those pictures, you care enough to close your laptop screen, come out to our town hall on Monday, and discuss where you want us to go and what you want us to do.
Love and solidarity,
Please reblog if you’re in the SoCal region! Tumblr is one way we can outreach to folks who otherwise not know about this potentially life changing workshop.
To RSVP (it’s anonymous; but done for Headcount so we know how many to account for!) : www.tinyurl.com/apiela-comingoutworkshop
Explore questions & approaches to coming out within the Asian Pacific Islander community! Hosted by API Equality - LA.