On Saturday, October 24th, join SHIFT and Detroit Will Breathe as we rally and march against racism & police brutality in Shelby Township, Michigan.
Over the last four months, anti-racist activists and concerned citizens in Shelby Twp. have committed themselves to protesting the grotesque abuses of power by Shelby Twp. Chief of Police Robert Shelide, and the racist actions and rhetoric of Board of Trustee member John Vermeulen, all of which came to light after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police.Despite numerous requests by residents of Shelby and SE Michigan, Shelby officials have simply not done enough to address & change the TOXIC culture of police-brutality and racism that permeate their ranks.
The Shelby Board’s silence on these matters has continued to enable racism and endanger the lives of BIPOC residents. We come together in protest to DEMAND that Shelby Township leadership condemn racism and police brutality in ALL forms and adopt a zero-tolerance policy for all officials and public servants. We demand true accountability and decisive anti-racist actions and policies from the Shelby Township Board of Trustees. We stand in solidarity with all BIPOC residents and call on the people of Shelby and SE Michigan to demand better from Shelby Township.
*Please wear masks & help keep each other safe.