Jewish Voice for Peace-Seattle is calling on Jewish folks and friends to join together with Jews across the country on the first night of Chanukah as part of a national day of action to end Police violence.
We will publicly participate in a Chanukah candle lighting to express our grief and outrage over the police killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and the other African Americans who are killed every twenty-eight hours by police or vigilante law enforcement.
As Jews, we cannot accept living in a society where black lives are seen as disposable. We cannot accept a world in which an encounter with the police for a minor infraction kills a father of six, where an unarmed eighteen-year-old is killed and then left on the street for four and a half hours, or where a twelve-year-old is shot and killed while playing in the park.
Jews insist that Black Lives Matter.
Event: Tuesday, December 16th, 6pm, Meet downtown in front of Pacific Place (600 Pine St) for public ritual, which will be Jewish led, but open to all for participation! RSVP here.
To read more about the principals and demands, or to find an action in your city, visit Chanukah Action to End Police Violence.