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Today:  #StolenLives Social Media Action

As you gather with your family we invite you to leave an empty chair and table setting for those who have been stolen by state-sanctioned violence. Take and share a photo on social media using #StolenLives. You can include the name of Mike Brown or one of the many other brothers and sisters who have been lost as a hastag.  For example: #stolenlives #mikebrown.  Download the image here and share it.  Return to this page tomorrow to see the images from everyone.   

Post your own image.  Here’s an example.

Sunday: Faith in Action #ACallToResist
Many media outlets focus exclusively on the alleged violence wrought by Black youth, while the violence of the state against our communities goes unnamed. We are asking people, of all faith and non-faith traditions, to reflect on this reality and this moment. We have asked churches across the country to elevate and speak to Jeremiah 6:14-15: “They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. They acted shamefully, they committed abomination;  yet they were not ashamed”

Monday: Mass Walkout #HandsUpWalkOut

We are asking you and your organizations to support a mass walk out on Monday at 12:01pm—the time that Mike Brown was murdered. Folks can put their hands up as they leave their job, schools or wherever they are and gather together. Please share widely on social media using #HandsUpWalkOut.  Click here for an image to share.