All Out for October 22!

To everyone organizing on high school, college, and university campuses:

October 20, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


Revolution/ received the following from the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, San Francisco Bay Area:

A lot of positive momentum is building towards October 22nd and the protest starting at 1 pm at 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland. In just the last two class days, there is a lot we can do to make October 22nd as powerful as possible.

Let everyone know what is happening on October 22nd! Get the word out via social media, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., etc. Encourage them to go to the website so they get a full sense that October 22nd is going to be a NATIONAL day of protest against mass incarceration and police terror!

Let school newspapers and radio stations know what is happening. Encourage them to cover the protest and any actions or activities you are doing on campus to build for October 22nd.

Make class announcements. Pull together groups to take the Pledge of Resistance!

Paint a banner at your school out in the quad or wherever students gather—with the name of your school and what you think about police brutality and mass incarceration, and bring it to the protest so that students from your school can represent! Get people to sign it and take a group photo and send it to

On the morning of October 22nd, as part of organizing your walkouts and gathering a crowd to go to the protest in Oakland, do "die-ins" on campus where everyone gathers together and counts down—10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1—then falls on the ground symbolizing victims of police murders. Draw chalk outlines around the bodies.

If you have bullhorns and drums, bring them to the protest.

Social Media Kit for #o22

  • Consistently use our hashtags #Oct22 and #o22 in all tweets.
  • Trending hashtags that are also important to add to our tweets as much as possible are: #Ferguson, #FergusonOctober, #BlackLivesMatter, and #AllLivesMatter.
  • Follow, tweet at, and re-tweet things from Carl Dix (@Carl_Dix), SMIN (@StopMassIncNet), and NYCRevClub (@NYCRevClub).
  • Look up trending hashtags—#Ferguson, #FergusonOctober, #BlackLivesMatter, #AllLivesMatter—and see who is talking about this, and tweet at these people/organizations (prioritize those who have large followings) about #Oct22 and #o22, and add links to the list of #Oct22 and #o22 events at Contacts and List of Assembly Points for October 22, 2014.

Additional tips:

Tweet links to things you find important/relevant to the month of resistance to the NYCRevclub, SMIN, and Carl Dix.

i.e., articles on this topic, live videos of police brutality, videos/photos of protests against police murder, raps of defiance that were made in relationship to Ferguson, police brutality, police murder.

It is important to know what writers are talking about this, rappers, artists etc., as they can and should write about/cover/promote #Oct22 and #o22.

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