#TBT Activist, public speaker, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network and Chair of Reform L.A. Jails @osopepatrisse joined by four candidates for @countyofla District Attorney, held a panel in Pasadena Saturday, November 9 aimed at raising awareness around mass incarceration and mental illness. During the festive evening event, the panelists/ candidates talked about the importance of redirecting the mentally ill from jail to treatment. Their mission statement has been summed up in the social media hashtags: #REFORMLAJAILS #CARENOTCAGES #CARINGISEASY . “L.A. County’s jail system is the biggest in the world and has a history of over-jailing the mentally ill,” said a spokesperson for the campaign.
#Repost • @osopepatrisse “The Los Angeles Democratic Party stood on the right side of history by not endorsing Jackie Lacey,” said Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and chair of local advocacy group Reform L.A. Jails, in an email to The Appeal. “They stood on the side of families who’ve been killed by police violence, homeless and mentally ill people who are cycled in and out of L.A. County jails, and so many other vulnerable communities who Jackie Lacey tossed to the side. L.A. made history today. And we will make it again in 2020 when we vote Jackie Lacey out of office.”
#Repost • @bldpwr " #PatrisseCullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from LA. Co-founder of @BlkLivesMatter and founder of @DignityandPowerNow , she is also a performance artist, popular public speaker, and a New York Times bestselling author. She’s received many awards for activism and movement building, including being named by the Los Angeles Times as a Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century." [source: PatrisseCullors.com] Photo Credit// LA WEEKLY #BLDPWR
Victory is near. We know it. But we can’t do it without you! Visit ReformLAJails.com for ways to get involved! #ReformLAJails
We're up to 500 RSVPs and there's still time to join our LA DA candidates debate THIS WEDNESDAY, DEC 11 from 6–9:30PM: http://aclusocal.org/DAforum. Both the LA Times and the NY Times have called this one of the most important elections of 2020. We'll have snacks, sliders, and refreshments at 6PM, the debate runs from 6:30–8:30, and we'll have a reception after with drinks and a DJ! #JustDAforLA #LADA2020 #LADADebate
Stop what you’re doing, read and share this brilliant piece from @laweekly and then join us! Make a donation at ReformLAJails.com because real change is possible, and you can help make sure it occurs. (Link to full article in bio ). Thank you @osopepatrisse for your vision, passion and commitment to #ReformLAJails ! There are a handful of historical women of color whose names we all know due to their bravery and significance as activists. Harriet Tubman. Rosa Parks. Ida B. Wells. Angela Davis. These figures were not alone in their fervor and fights for equality, but their resistance to oppression was so bold they could not be ignored, even if it meant putting themselves in danger to right wrongs against their people and create change. It’s not too far a reach to say that San Fernando Valley native Patrisse Khan-Cullors deserves recognition alongside these iconic social justice figures, or that one day children will be reading about her in history books as they do those powerful women. They should be, anyway. “I’ve always been deeply impacted by incarceration and policing...In some ways, those were the first institutions that I had to deal with as a young person. Not schools, not church, but police and jails. And those two institutions created a lot of destruction and decimation in my community and in my family...and a lot of trauma. And so as soon as I got old enough to understand that I can change it, it was one of the first systems that I wanted to change.” The Reform L.A. Jails ballot measure came to fruition two years ago, according to Cullors, emerging from Justice-LA’s battle against jail expansion. It led her to understand that real change occurs not only in the streets but through electoral politics. https://www.laweekly.com/fighting-for-what-matters-patrisse-cullors-approach-to-social-justice-is-artful-and-powerful/
#Repost • @zuriadele Literally Me & @osopepatrisse every time we link. I offer up thanks and praise for being real-life soul mates with the vessel whose life work is THE vehicle behind the story I get to embody as Malika. @osopepatrisse , thank you for welcoming me into the @reformlajails movement. I’m in it for the long haul. Captured by @_giosolis .
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#FlashbackFriday . We were moved and motivated! Thank you @janefonda , tireless advocate for justice, for opening your heart and home in support of Reform L.A. Jails. #CaringIsEasy If you are interested in hosting us at a house party of your own, please send an email to info @reformlajails .com 📸 @_giosolis #janefonda #reformlajails
#Repost @ceballosforda This weekend I attended the California Democratic Convention in Long Beach. I was able to meet up with the volunteers of LA Reform Jails, an organization that I have always supported. As well as meeting with them, I had was able to listen to the democratic candidates for the presidential election and meet with the California Young Democrat’s organization. Thank you so much to my campaign volunteers for attending this spectacular event with me, but most of all, thank you Los Angeles for your constant support. I can’t wait for the election next year!
We can’t wait to have you visit our new home! Join friends, supporters, community leaders and our team at the opening of our new office! Link in bio! #ReformLAJails