Please visit our Facebook page to see previous engagement and more information about our support towards the BLM movement in NL, and across the world.
We stand with you.
Violence Prevention Avalon East welcomes anyone into our space who needs support. It is a basic human right to live without fear of physical, sexual, emotional or any other form of violence.Violence is a complex social problem deeply rooted in inequality. Power and privilege are often used as tools of violence.
As we see communities throughout North America, the world, and indeed our own community angry and hurting over the ongoing systemic inequalities faced by Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, we are again reminded of how much work is to be done.
If you are Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour, and are experiencing violence in any form, please reach out to us. We see you, we hear you, and we are here for you.
You deserve to live a happy, healthy life, free from the fear of violence or prejudice.
BLM Peaceful Rally – Saturday, June 6 2020Click here for Behaviour Guidelines from BLM NL
General Behaviour for Anyone Participating in the BLM NL Rally
The following represents guidance for supporters and participants , some of which reflect provisions in existing law, which should be observed in addition to any constraints or conditions agreed before hand with local residents or imposed by the BLM NL.A.
All participants in the BLM NL Rally must:
- Behave with due regard and respect for the others and property around you.
- Avoid words and behaviours which could reasonably be perceived as provocative, threatening, Racist, abusive, insulting, lewd, violent. Or Anti police/Government.
- Obey the lawful directions of Rally organisers and Marshalls at all times, from assembly to dispersal.
- Abide by the conditions of this Code of Conduct.
- Comply with RNC directions and in accordance with legislation and rules/ bylaws of the city of St.Johns.B.
- No Gang, criminal organisation, Racist or anti police/government Clothing, regalia, including emblems or insignia of a Gang, criminal organisation, Racist or anti police/government bodies, is to be worn or displayed at any time during the BLM NL Rally.
- Whenever possible, participants should be positioned on the side walk so as to allow for the free flow of traffic, or as otherwise stipulated by RNC.
- Participants should keep to the designated route as directed by the BLM NL Marshalls and RNCE.
- Alcohol should not be consumed prior to, or during the BLM NL Rally. An organiser or Marshall, who believes a participant to be under the influence of alcohol, must take the necessary measures to remove that person from the Rally this is to ensure the safety of the other participants.
- Flags often have a legitimate historical significance, but in no circumstances should flags relating to a Gang, criminal organisation, Racism or anti police/government ever be displayed
Marshalls must be:
- Be properly trained
- Be briefed by the organisers prior to the Rally
- Carry proof of their status, including names and relevant information, at all times during the event, and provide this information to police on request
- Be fully aware of their responsibilities and role
- Be highly visible
- Not consume alcohol before or during the rally
- Be prepared to identify to the police any persons in the rally who may be committing any offence against the criminal law.
- Organizers of the BLM NL Rally must cooperate with the police from the time of submission of the notice of intention to Rally until the Rally’s dispersal.
- When the Rally has concluded, all those taking part must disperse immediately. It will be the responsibility of the organisers to ensure compliance with police instructions in this regard.
Abiding by Conditions
- Organizers must ensure that all participants in any Rally have been informed, either verbally or in writing, of any conditions imposed.
Signage is encouraged as it displays and reflects your feelings on the issues being faced by the Black/POC community. Threatening, Racist, abusive, insulting, lewd, violent or anti police/Government signage/banners are strictly prohibited this Rally is a peaceful event with the intention on unifying, highlighting injustice and inequality faced by Black and POC in Newfoundland and Labrador.
BLM + Anti-Police Brutality Solidarity Meeting
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Sunday, June 7 2020
- Hosted by The Social Justice Co-op NL, The Anti-Racism Coalition of NL, and BLM NL
- A discussion on how we can respond in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and stand up to police brutality at home, throughout North America, and around the world.
- Want to act but not sure how? It’s important that white folks listen a lot right now, take direction and leadership from racialized folks, and offer help and solidarity without taking up space that isn’t ours.
- Topics of Discussion: include but aren’t limited to: teach ins, solidarity protests,anti-racist skill building for white folks, etc.
- RSVP for the meeting using this form: https://forms.gle/wsPGkyZcwi4iSLyZ6
- Please RSVP because they’ve recently had some unwelcome meeting hackers and need to send out a pass-code to participants to ensure this meeting is hacker free.
Anti-Racism, Cultural Support and BLM Organizations in NL
- Black Lives Matter NL
- The Anti-Racism Coalition of NL
- The Social Justice Co-op NL
- Looking for Immigration, New Canadians, and Indigenous support?
Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses ‘White Fragility’
University of Washington professor Dr. Robin DiAngelo reads from her book “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” explains the phenomenon, and discusses how white people can develop their capacity to engage more constructively across race.
Get to the root of racial injustice with Megan Ming Francis
In this inspiring and powerful talk, Megan Francis traces the root causes of our current racial climate to their core causes, debunking common misconceptions and calling out “fix-all” cures to a complex social problem.
- Black Owned Businesses and Services in NL
- “31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance”
- “75 Books About Extraordinary Black Mighty Girls and Women”
- Learn about the History of Black Canadians
- Learn about Africville, Nova Scotia
- Learn about Black Female Freedom Fighters in Canada
- Are you an educator seeking guidance on teaching Black Canadian History?
Again, you deserve to live a happy, healthy life, free from the fear of violence and prejudice. We stand with you, and we are here for you.
Violence Prevention Avalon East