Oakland church

Stand and Sing in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Sun Feb 15th 2-2:30 PM

We will join LakeShore Avenue Baptist Church and other faith communities to sing spirituals and songs of liberation, justice and freedom!  Come join us. We can carpool from the church or meet at Lake Shore Ave Baptist Church (3534 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610). For more information contact Nancy Taylor or Pastor Laurie.

A Public Witness of Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church and Skyline Community Church!

What We Are Asking For:

  1. A continued commitment on the part of Oakland’s elected officials and Oakland Police Department leadership to support Ceasefire and other proven violence reducing and life enhancing initiatives.
  2. A continued commitment on the part of Oakland’s elected officials, Oakland Police Department leadership and Oakland Fire Department leadership to cultivate a police force and fire department that reflects that diversity of Oakland. This includes prioritizing the hiring of Oakland residents by the OPD and OFD.
  3. A continued commitment on the part of Oakland’s elected officials and Oakland Police Department leadership to the hiring, training and disciplining of OPD officers in such a manner that insures the members of the force are committed to offering community and constitutionally oriented police services.
  4. A continued commitment on the part of Oakland’s elected officials and Oakland Police Department leadership to data driven deployment of OPD officers.
  5. A commitment on the part of Oakland’s elected officials and Oakland Police Department leadership to correct the wrong of racial profiling whereby 75% of the stops by OPD officers are of African-Americans and Hispanics, members of groups that make up approximately 40% of the population. Of these stops, less than 20% result in arrests.


What We Are Committing To:
Partnering together with these groups and the wider community to resolve the underlying causes of racism and violence in our city.

Be mindful – Dehumanizing those who are dehumanizing you only contributes to the cycle of dehumanization in the world.    Cornel West

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