Pay Your Dues
June 23, 2020
***** This is a student-organized event *****
We have made this event by request of the Berkeley High School youth leaders organizing the Pay Your Dues march happening on June 23rd. The youth leaders are:
Berkeley High School students are organizing a non-violent, peaceful rally and march on Tuesday, June 23rd in solidarity with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sandra Bland, Nina POP, Tony McDade, Micheal Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Alton Sterling, Oscar Grant, and all of the wrongly taken black lives from police brutality––and to protest against the systems and institutions that feed into the systemic racism so deeply rooted in our society.
This march will take the protests to the affluent hills of North Berkeley, which have benefitted from forms of structural racism like redlining.
After a rally at Ashby BART, we'll march to Codornices Park for a candle-lighting ceremony. Please bring a candle to join us in honoring all of the black lives that have been wrongly taken by police brutality and racism.
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Student organizers have recommended this article for those who are interested in learning more about the history of redlining in Berkeley: https://www.berkeleyside.com/2018/09/20/redlining-the-history-of-berkeleys-segregated-neighborhoods
Please wear a mask, bring water, snacks and maintain 6 feet of distance at all times. More safety tips below.
---East Bay DSA safety recommendations: ----
1) Shelter-in-place and complete isolation are the only definite protections against COVID-19. If you are high-risk or suffer from chronic respiratory conditions, or are in close contact with somebody who is, we highly advise you consider sitting these protests out.
2)Bring a change of clothes! Change your clothes and shoes before re-entering your home if you have loved ones you do not want to expose. Immediately wash your clothes at the highest heat possible.
3)Shower immediately when arriving home.
Wear face coverings, only well fitting and properly tightened N95 masks will keep COVID-19 out, but anything helps. This is not about protecting yourself, but protecting your neighbors from from you!
4)Consider wearing gloves, either disposable ones that can be thrown away right after the action or ones that can be immediately washed or wiped down. Gloves will also encourage you not to touch your face.
5)Wear goggles (helps with the virus)
6)Practice physical distancing at least 6 feet apart
7)Stay calm and de-escalate tension with others around health practices. Encourage others to wear masks. We want to keep ourselves safe from the virus!
Will you attend? Let us know!