OSA and Allies Host Rally to Address Growing Police Violence In Communities of Color
On Saturday, October 18, at 12:00 pm, The Ohio Student Association (OSA), the Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) and The Freedom Side will lead a 100-member rally on the steps of the Statehouse to create a meaningful dialog for long-term policy changes addressing the rising issue of police violence, particularly in communities of color.
The rally is part of OSA’S continued efforts to create a series of actions to address the structural and systematic racial injustices faced by people of color in low-income communities both locally and nationally, including the groups’ 200-member 11-mile pilgrimage in Xenia, Ohio for justice for John Crawford III, and its voter engagement efforts across the state to in induce more
OSA Program Director, Aramis Sundiata states, “This event is important because we have to lift up the collective consciousness of the people. Law enforcement is supposed to be sworn to protect us all, yet communities find they are left vulnerable to the brutality of police officers and the policies that sanction this kind of violence. We do know, however, that we have to be proactive within the democratic process in the US, and we need to pick officials that reflect the people holistically so that these systematic problems actually change”
Who: Ohio Student Association
What: OSA Rally
When: Saturday October 18, 2014 @ 12:00 P.M.
Where: The Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capital Square, Columbus, Ohio 43215