The newly-formed Roosevelt Alumni for Black Lives collective has laid out a plan for a week of action in Boyle Heights, June 15 to 19, to call attention to the issues fueling the Black Lives Matter movement and how  local residents can contribute and participate.

In an email to Boyle Heights Beat, an organizer wrote:

“Everyday will have a different focus that will provide information and talking points with the goal of having conversations with our families about the BLM movement, addressing anti-blackness, and working towards creating Black and Brown Unity,” 

 There will be an action every day, Monday through Friday . This is the planned schedule:

  • Monday 6/15: Banner Drops around Boyle Heights
  • Tuesday 6/16: Join the BLM Call to the Police Commissioners Meeting to Defund the Police
  • Wednesday 6/17: Rally and March from Mariachi Plaza to Temple St. to join the BLM protest to demand that Jackie Lacey be fired.
  • Thursday 6/18: Join efforts with the organization Los Angeles Students Deserve to demand that LAUSD dismantle the LAUSD police
  • Friday 6/19: Vigil for Black Lives at Mariachi Plaza (5-8 pm). Keynote Speaker: Cecily Myart-Cruz, UTLA President and BLM member.

The collective is made up of former Roosevelt High School students, educators and community members/activists. 

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth "por y para la comunidad". The newspaper and its sister website serve an immigrant neighborhood in East Los Angeles of just under...

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