NW IN, ATL & NOLA – The Final Stops of the Police Accountability Tour
The information below is housed on the page CopBlock.org/TourStops but I thought it wise to share here on a post in the hope that it’ll then be on the radar of more good folks who happen to live in northwest Indiana, greater Atlanta or New Orleans – the locations of the last get-togethers for the Police Accountability Tour.
On Saturday, Nov. 09th, from 7:30pm-9:30pm we’ll have a meetup at Portillo’s Restaurant 555 E 81st Ave Merrillville, Indiana 46410 after which we’ll head out in the area to do some Copblocking. As Garret Ean, my colleague on the tour noted, “Stop by the eatery around 7:30, we will be going out cop blocking after 9:00, if you would like to join us please meet up with us before 9:00, bring a camera or video recorder.”
Next Wednesday, Nov. 13th, from 6:30-8:30pm, we’ll be co-hosting a Know Your Rights training with our friends from Georgia Cop Block, Peaceful Streets Project Georgia, and East Atlanta Cop Watch at the Decatur Public Library, 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur GA 30030. If you can’t make it in person but are interested to see what unfolds keep an eye on Bambuser.com/Channel/CopBlock. Then the next two nights (Thur., Nov. 14th and Fri., Nov. 15th), we’ll be out and about in the community (the specific locations will be posted to CopBlock.org/TourStops on the night of Mon., Nov. 11th).
On Monday, Nov. 18, from 8-10pm, we’ll be at Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Connect with us and others from the area who know that badges don’t grant extra rights, and if you’re interested, head out on foot afterward to do some Copblocking.
Ean and I will of course be active in each of those areas outside the events indicated – following up on leads thought priorities and creating/editing content, etc. – other events may be added to CopBlock.org/TourStops.
The Police Accountability Tour is a project that came to fruition as a result of brainstorming between myself and Jacob Crawford. After visiting Austin, NYC, Cape Town and Oakland, Crawford chose to stay stationary in the Bay. I visited Denver solo and Ean joined me the following week in Detroit, with the intention of being involved through the conclusion of the tour – including our present visit to Chicago and the activities noted above.
All tour-related content thus far posted is visible at CopBlock.org/TourStops.
Alternatively, check out the Police Accountability Tour video playlist, which now has three dozen videos.