Thanks to all who made Monday's march so beautiful and powerful. (Check it out on video here!) Help us carry that strength and supportive energy into the courtroom tomorrow. Kayla's life matters and her family's case needs to be heard!
FRIDAY 9/23: Court Support to Resist the Motion to Dismiss!

When: 9am: coffee and food. 10am: hearing begins. Hearing could take as little as an hour or could be longer.
Where: Federal Bldg, Floor 17, Court 6 (Judge Breyer), 450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco
More infoFacebook event: click HERE

Some details about court support tomorrow:
  • WEAR PURPLE! Or, if you have one of the black & white Justice for Kayla Moore shirts bring that plus a back up in case the judge disallows shirts with a message.
  • COMING FROM BERKELEY? A group of folks will be meeting at Downtown Berkeley BART at 8am. They'll have a banner so you can find them to BART over together.
  • SECURITY INFO: The court has a security check. Keep that in mind and bring an ID in order to be let in. The court most likely won't allow photo-taking or signs inside either.
Tomorrow: 9/23
Court Support
Details: HERE
Sat. 10/1
Culture & Resistance:  
A Performance & Party to Urge Justice 4 Kayla
feat. Cat Brook’s Tasha

Details: HERE 
Mon. 10/17
Court Support (1st day of trial)
Details TBA HERE
About Kayla Moore and her family’s fight for justice:

Kayla Moore was a Black trans women born and raised in Berkeley. She lived in the Gaia Building in downtown Berkeley. She was a published poet, and loved to cook, dance, and help people - her neighbors, friends and even strangers on the bus.

On Feb. 12, 2013, Kayla was in her home when a friend of hers called BPD to get help for Kayla, who was acting out of the ordinary. Kayla had a schizophrenia diagnosis and her family and friends had called for help from the city of Berkeley before. In fact, the police who arrived were familiar with her. But this night, instead of offering assistance, they immediately tried to take her into custody. Although they had no legal basis for arresting her, they wrestled her onto the ground. Kayla died face down on a futon with six police officers on top of her. Since then, no one involved has seen any consequences.

This fall the Moore family finally has a court date for their wrongful death lawsuit against the City and BPD officers involved, with a dismissal hearing from the city of Berkeley on September 23rd and a trial start-date of October 17th, should the judge decide to hear the case.
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