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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"Up All Night for Justice" to be held in Atlanta

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Diverse Coalition of Organizations Hold "Up All Night for Justice" 24 Hour Peaceful Demonstration Calling for Indictment of Former Officer
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - Atlanta, Ga.- On today, Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 7:30p.m., community and legal organizations will be launching the peaceful demonstration "Up All Night for Justice: 24 hours of Unity, Education, and Protest for Legal & Social Justice" at the Fulton County Courthouse located at 185 Central Avenue, Atlanta, Ga. Community. The organizations will be demanding the indictment of former Atlanta Police Department officer James Burns for the killing of DeRavis "Caine" Rogers and to remember other families who have lost loved ones during police encounters in Georgia. DeRavis "Caine" Rogers was shot in the head on June 22nd by Officer Burns while he was driving away. Burns was fired and later arrested for murder after an internal affairs investigation concluded there was no evidence Caine Rogers had done anything wrong, except possibly parallel parking in the wrong direction. A Fulton County Grand Jury will convene on August 31st at 9:00 a.m. to determine whether to indict Burns for Caine's murder. 

The 24 hour community gathering will begin Tuesday, August 30th at 7:30 p.m. and conclude Wednesday, August 31st at 7:30 p.m. at the Fulton County Courthouse, 185 Central Avenue Atlanta. Organizers will feed the homeless while rallying with organizations.

Families affected by police violence will be speaking. Demonstration and rally attendees will participate in the "Morning March for Justice" which will occur around the courthouse in the morning before the Grand Jury convenes.

Educational and cultural presentations will be conducted throughout the peaceful demonstration INCLUDING A Midnight Concert for Justice featuring Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective, DJ Kemit and The Ear Dr. The organizers are encouraging the community to come and fellowship.

"Up All Night for Justice: 24 hours of Unity, Education, and Protest for Legal & Social Justice" Activity Schedule
4:00 pm- 7:00pm: WAOK 1380 Derrick Boazman "Too Much Truth" Broadcast Live from Fulton County Courthouse, 185 Central Ave., Atlanta, Ga.
7:30 pm - 2:00 am FEED THE PEOPLE: Food distribution to the homeless | Educational & Cultural Presentations including: King Downing of the National Lawyers Guild, West African Drumming, Senator Vincent Fort, the families of victims of police use of force and more.

12:00 am
Midnight Concert for Justice Featuring Mausiki Scales and The Common Ground Collective, DJ Kemit & The Ear Dr.
2:00 am - 5:30 am Community and Organization Fellowship | Educational Presentations
7:30 am - 9:15 am Morning March for Justice: a peaceful demonstration march around the courthouse.
9:15 am -12:00 pm: Community & Fellowship and Building | Educational Presentations
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch Time Community Rally for Justice hosted by Derrick Boazman with Reverend Timothy McDonald
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Community & Organization Fellowship and Building | Educational Presentations
6:00 pm - 730 pm: Community Rally for Victory
Supporting organizations include the following:

NAACP Georgia, Atlanta and Decatur Chapters, Black Lives Matter Atlanta, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, National Lawyers Guild, The Revolutionary Moms Club, GSU Black Law Students Association, Black Lives Matter Atlanta, RiseUP Georgia, #ATLisReady, #AUCShutitDown, Let Us Make Man, Georgia State University Black Law Students Association(GSU BLSA), DeKalb Lawyers Association, Sankofa United Church of Christ, SisterCARE Alliance, Lawyers United for a New Atlanta (LUNA), SCLC Cobb County Chapter, NAACP Young Adult Council, National Action Network, National Coalition to Combat Police Terrorism(NCCPT), Street Groomers, The Smith Group, Lawyers United for New Atlanta(LUNA), Sankofa United Church of Christ, NCOBRA Atlanta, Create Community For Decatur: Black Lives Matter, The Community of Atlanta, STP Movement Save OurSelves (SOS), The Silent Majority, Simply United Together(SUT), FTP Movement, Street Groomers, MOVEment NOWledge, New Order National Human Rights Organization, Nation of Islam, and the Beloved Community Church.

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