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Copwatch with us!


Join us this Friday, February 17th for a for a mass copwatching shift. We'll be out in the streets witnessing and documenting police activity and doing outreach. No experience is required; we'll train you in the essentials for documenting police activity and staying safe in the process.
*** Food and drink provided after shift! *** 

When: Meet at 8 p.m. Shift runs until 11 p.m. 

Where: Grassroots House, 2022 Blake St., Berkeley 

See our Facebook Event for details.
Events

This Friday
 2/17: Mass Copwatch Shift

8 pm -  11 pm
2022 Blake St, Berkeley
Facebook Event

2/21 and Ongoing: Copwatch "Decal" Class
Tuesdays 5:10 pm - 6:30 pm
155 Barrows Hall, UC Berk.
Questions? Email copwatchdecal@gmail.com

3/3: Court Support for Kayla Moore's Family
Gather at 9 am
Phillip Burton Federal Bldg, 450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco
Facebook Event

4/8: Responding to Mental Health Crises without BPD: A Community Forum
Time TBA (Afternoon)
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1606 Bonita Ave, Berkeley
Facebook Event

Copwatch Class is in Session

Copwatch's Community-Based Police Accountability class is back for the spring semester, with Peyton Provenzano and Emma Fogel facilitating for their fifth time. We have some great guest speakers planned and community members are always welcome to attend! (No need to be a Cal student.)

Class is held Tuesdays from 5:10 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in 155 Barrows Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. (Map to Barrows Hall

 
Tentative Topics for Upcoming Classes:
2/21: History of Police
2/28: Police and Mental Health & the Death of Kayla Moore
3/7: Policing of Mental Health & Alternative Models
3/14: Militarization & Urban Shield
3/21: Advanced Footage Analysis & Discussion on Berkeley's Homeless Community
4/4: Structures & Tactics of Resistance & Resilience
4/11: The Role of Police in Racial Profiling, Gentrification, & Structural Racism
4/18: Community Control & Making Police Obsolete

Interested in coming for a particular topic? Email us at copwatchdecal@gmail.com so we can let you know the exact date it will be covered and if a guest speaker will be coming. We hope to see you there! 

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We Remember Kayla Moore 

Please join us at the Moore family's next court hearing!
 
See our Facebook event
 for details 
 
Four long years have passed since Kayla Moore was killed by Berkeley police during the night between February 12th and 13th, 2013.  On Feb. 13th, the Justice 4 Kayla Moore Coalition and Copwatch joined together with Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA) for a Black History Month Prayer Vigil to honor Kayla and the many Black people who, throughout history, have lived, struggled, fought for justice, survived and died, often before their time.
Photo credit: Mark Coplan
Photo credit: Mark Coplan
We remember Kayla and we'll keep fighting for justice in her name and for all Black, trans and disabled folks who face police violence. 

Wishlist 


In order to achieve our goals this year, we need some stuff! We're looking for a new police scanner and a new computer, as well as the funds to help print materials and revamp our website. Or, if you would like to donate some money to our general fund, that would be amazing too! Berkeley Copwatch is an all volunteer organization that is supported by the community. If you have any leads, or would like to donate, please email us.
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Grassroots House
2022 Blake Street
Berkeley, CA  94704
(510) 548-0425
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