June Happenings (Events & Organizing Opportunities)

Dear Friends, 

Join us! Come to a townhall to learn more about stopping Urban Shield, and talk to other white people about stopping police militarization in our communities.

Dylan Cooke
on behalf of Catalyst Project

Stop Police Violence & Militarization: Townhall in Berkeley and Canvass in Pleasanton to Stop Urban Shield
Urban Shield is a weapons expo and war-like police training that brings together law enforcement agencies from across the country and world to learn how to better repress, criminalize, and militarize working class communities and communities of color. Urban Shield is a key player in creating militarized emergency response systems that make police the first responders to everything from climate disasters to protests. There are two upcoming opportunities to learn more and get involved:

Townhall — Friday June 24 6:30-8:30pm at the East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street in Berkeley.

  • Join us for this interactive forum to understand what exactly Urban Shield is, its tactics to repress our communities through increased militarization of police and emergency medical services, and its place within the global context of policing and imperialism. As we always must, we’ll be highlighting the voices and deep insights of those who have lost loved ones to police violence and lifting up the ways our communities are building resilience against militarization.
  • Learn more and RSVP here.

Canvassing — Sunday June 26th in Pleasanton 

  • Help build white support to Stop Urban Shield and end police violence in Pleasanton, where the war games will be held this year.
  • Contact PleasantonSUS@gmail.com to get involved, and tell them Catalyst Project sent you. There will be 5-6 other canvassing days between now and September 9th, so let them know you’re interested even if you can’t make the 26th.