We are on the precipice of a historic moment, where we the people have to choose the political, economic, and moral direction of our communities and country.
It has been an exhausting and demoralizing time: climate change staring us down as wildfires blaze out of control; millions of people impacted by COVID and over 175,000 senseless deaths due to government mismanagement of the pandemic, police emboldened to move with impunity; corporations profiting when millions are unemployed; and a president who is threatening to eliminate an already fragile democracy.
We the people will hold corrupt government officials, greedy corporations, and actors of white supremacist and patriarchal violence accountable for the terror our communities face. The Tribunal will lay out the crimes of U.S. policy and the policies and practices of dominant institutions that perpetuate white supremacy, state terror, racial capitalism, empire and hetero-patriarchy. The biggest uprising in U.S. history has focused on police violence and racism but the demands of the movement reflect a bigger agenda and a deeper analysis. This tribunal will document in human terms, the pain and suffering caused by current policies and practices.
Join the Movement for Black Lives on October 17 and 18, 2020 beginning at 2 p.m. for a two-day live-streamed event to hold the system accountable.
Joined by a panel of esteemed guest judges, including Angela Davis, Tom Goldtooth, Arundhati Roy, Raquel Willis, and Albert Woodfox, we will envision the world we so desperately want and outline the steps we can take to create it. We invite you to bring your stories, your families, and your biggest, boldest visions for a just world.