Rise Up October Speaking Tour Hits Los Angeles

September 25, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


On Wednesday, September 23. 150 people gathered to hear Carl Dix, families of victims of police murder, religious figures and others at Holman Church in South Central Los Angeles. $2,700 was raised towards sending 100+ families to New York City for October 24. People were deeply moved by the stories of families who lost their loved ones at the hands of the murdering police, and they were challenged that they have to act on that—through contributing money and getting organized to get to NYC.

More from this event, including video footage, will be available soon.

(from left) A young relative and older brother of Johnny Ray Anderson, shot to death by LA County Sheriffs July 5, 2015; Yohanna and Elia Flores, daughters of Ernesto Flores, shot to death by San Bernardino County Sheriffs April 16, 2015, with Carl Dix; Rev. Oliver Buie, Holman United Methodist Church. © 2015 FTW


The emcees for the event—Rev. Frank Wulf and "Duck"—reciting the Call for #RiseUpOctober to STOP Police Terror/Which Side Are You On? with the audience. © 2015 FTW

Stolen Lives Poster

Audience members raise posters with pictures of people murdered by police. © 2015 FTW


UCLA students explaining why they are going to NYC for Rise Up October. © 2015 FTW

Family member of of Carlos Oliva Sola, killed by LA County sheriffs, September 10, 2013. © 2015 FTW

Ernesto Flores

Yohanna and Elia Flores, daughters of Ernesto Flores, shot to death by San Bernardino County Sheriffs April 16, 2015. © 2015 FTW

Michael Slate

Michael Slate, Revolution writer and radio host. © 2015 FTW

Rev. Oliver Buie from Holman United Methodist church and Carl Dix. © 2015 FTW

Kevin Wicks

Mother of Kevin Wicks tells the audience how her son was shot to death by the Inglewood Police, July 21, 2008. © 2015 FTW

Older brother of Johnny Ray Anderson, killed July 5, 2015, describing his murder by the LA Sheriffs. © 2015 FTW

Carl Dix

Carl Dix. © 2015 FTW


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