For Immediate Release
September 22, 2016
UBLAC’s Solidarity Message
It is apparent that we cannot afford to be silent in times of unrest, nor can we be solely concerned with the events happening in Milwaukee.
In 2016, almost 200 black people have been killed by police.
9 black women, 164 were black men.
6 were under the age of 18 years old.
15 were recognized as being unarmed.
Milwaukee, Ferguson, Tulsa, Philadelphia, and New York City are just some of the cities who have continued to see black men killed by law enforcement. People of color are feeling the pain and the hurt all over the United States. We are feeling the hopelessness and the restlessness. We will not allow our rights to be continuously disregarded.
We are in the age of revolution and change.
As members of another marginalized community, we stand with you. As members of UBLAC, we stand with you. As black mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, uncles, brothers, nephews, and nieces, we stand with you. What happens in Tulsa and Charlotte effects what happens in Milwaukee. Though our communities are separated by miles, and state lines, we are fighting the same battles. We are fighting to change the same systems that address issues with a narrow mindset. We are fighting the same systems that devalue people of color as individuals, and award officers with paid leave when they reinforce those systems. We can not allow the judicial system to continue operating, as it is, and expect different results.
Rest In Power, Terence Crutcher.
Rest In Power, Keith Lamont Scott.
UBLAC Milwaukee (Uplifting Black Liberation and Community)
A coalition of Black women, queer and trans people working toward Black liberation.