08 Dec Working with BLM Charleston SC
MPACT is committed to working with those activists on the front-lines to address the issues most directly affecting our communities. A pressing issue that has been at the forefront for many has been the unjust killing of Black and Brown people. While not a new concern for our communities, there is a critical mass of action toward addressing historical disregard for the value of our lives.
In the wake of the Michael Slager mistrial, mere words cannot convey our disappointment. Black Lives Matter Charleston SC has put out several detailed action steps that people can do right now to help. MPACT will be working alongside Black Lives Matter Charleston SC and the local community to organize campaigns targeting a civilian review board with real authority and other needed policy changes. MPACT organizers will be traveling in the next week or so to assist with community based training as well.
Our partnership with Charleston, SC activists is the start of several efforts in support of local communities and activists addressing issues related to police accountability and civilian oversight. Across the country, people are taking steps to ensure the safety of their families and communities. People are being the leaders they need and building the groundwork for concrete action yielding sustainable results. Join us…people power is our greatest strength.