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Black Lives Matter: What Tactics Are Effective?

courtesy: BlackOUT Collective
Black Lives Matter protestors at Oakland Police Dept.


On the January 14th edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about direct action by Black Lives Matter calling for police reforms. On today’s Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race and justice with a conversation about the in-your-face tactics activists are using, from police station protests to “Black Brunch” actions in restaurants. How effective are these actions and how do they compare with strategies used by organizers in other civil rights movements?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.


Dr. Clayborne Carson, historian and founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.

Cat Brooks, co-chair of the Onyx Organizing Committee, an African liberation organization dedicated to the empowerment of all people of color.

Celeste Faissant, co-founder, BlackOUT Collective, a community organization that trains people to do direct action.

Web Resources:

Black Lives Matter

BlackOUT Collective

Washington Post: Black Brunch Brings Police Brutality to White Breakfast Spots

KQED: Black Brunch Organizers Put Protest on the Menu

SF Examiner: Black lives matter protesters demand $70,000 restitution, criminal charges dropped 

MPR News: Black Lives Matter plans protest for King holiday

Mercury News: Blackout Collective protest Oakland police: Social media reaction