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Bay Area Lawyer Die-In for Racial Justice

From the event's Facebook page:

The Bay Area legal community (attorneys, legal staff, law students, professors, and allies) are invited to participate in a “Die-In” calling for an end to the use of excessive force, police brutality, and racial profiling in communities of color. This direct action is in response to recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the killing of unarmed civilians, Mr. Eric Garner, Mr. Michael Brown, and Mr. John Crawford. Their deaths and the subsequent grand jury decisions represent a fundamental failure of our justice system. This action is in solidarity with national protests to affirm that Black Lives Matter.

As representatives of the legal community, we are sworn to uphold the law and provide leadership in our communities. During this moment of crisis, we refuse to be silent witnesses to racial inequality and injustice perpetuated by the legal system we are a part of. We can and must do better. This action is a symbol of our commitment to demand and bring about change that is long overdue. 

This will be a peaceful demonstration. 

*Those who are unable to lay down due to disability or for another reason are encouraged to participate in a manner most comfortable for them

Outside the Supreme Court of California
350 McAllister Street (@ Civic Center)
San Francisco, CA 94102

Assemble Friday, January 16, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. 
Action to start promptly at 9:00am.
Rain or shine! 

Thank you to the following organizations for supporting this action: ACLU of Northern California, Alliance for Justice, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), Equal Justice Society, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, The National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Public Advocates, and UC Hastings Black Law Students Association

SPEAKER: Eva Paterson, President of Equal Justice Society

Business attire encouraged, but not required. 

Parking is not available at the Courthouse, however there are several parking garages nearby. 
BART: Civic Center station
MUNI Metro: J-K-L-M-N cars to Van Ness and/or Civic Center stations. Call (415) 673-MUNI (6864) or visit for more information.
MUNI Buses: 19 Polk; 31 Balboa; 49 Van Ness, 5 Fulton

Contacts for more info: Alina Ball Guttschuss (, NaShaun Neal (, Grace Lee (, Porcia Thurston, (, and Kiran Prasad (