Friday April 7th, join us in a March Against Police Terror in the Sanctuary City: One Year since Luís's killing by SFPD. We will honor and commemorate his brave life, and all those who like him suffered the injustices of poverty, forced migration, eviction, homelessness and police brutality that ended his life.
Por favor acompañenos el día 7 de abril de 2017, 10 am, partiendo de la Shotwell con 19th para Marchar en contra del Terror Policial en la Ciudad Santuario de San Francisco, en honor a Luís Góngora Pat, en su primer aniversario de muerte este próximo viernes.
Friday April 7th, 2017 is the One Year Anniversary of the death of Luis Góngora Pat at the hands of the SFPD. Luis was a 45 year old indigenous Mayan Mexican, an immigrant worker and a family man who for a decade and a half supported his wife and three children in the small town of Teabo by sending remittances from his dishwasher and line cook earnings. In 2014, he and his brother were illegally evicted from their home in the Mission District during the peak housing crisis of San Francisco, after which they became homeless. Extended family helped his brother José get back on his feet, and the plan all along was to help Luis next, but his life was brutally ended before then; a victim of police terror in the Sanctuary City of San Francisco.
On the one year anniversary of his death, Luis’s family will March Against Police Terror in The Sanctuary City of San Francisco. Your participation in the march is humbly requested. We will address Luis’s unjust killing, and heighten awareness of the systemic oppression that regularly takes the lives of people of color in the City of San Francisco through evictions, homelessness, discrimination, deportations, police violence, and other injustices.
March Schedule & Stops, (approximate times)
• 10:00 a.m.—Shotwell and 19th—Memorial Altar at location of shooting. Spiritual ceremonies for Luis Góngora Pat, then march to:
• 11:00 a.m.—Valencia and 17th—Mission Police Station. Rally against police violence, then march to:
• 12:00 p.m.—Market and Valencia—Luis’s Stolen Home. Rally for housing rights, immigrant rights, and rights of the unhoused/ homeless, then march to:
• 1:00 p.m.—Polk and McAllister—City Hall, front steps. Key moment. A visceral comment by José, brother of Luís, press conference, and rally for Justice and Honor for Luís Góngora Pat, then cross the street to:
• 2:00 p.m.—Polk and McAllister—Civic Center Plaza. Healing Circle for Families Hurt by Police Violence. SFCOH will be providing a meal!
Please march with us against Police Terror in the Sanctuary City!
The family of Luis Góngora Pat is reaching out to you for support. They would like as many people as possible to attend the march.
RSVPs already include California families of victims of police murder; Asociación Mayab; Coalition on Homelessness; Causa Justa; Answer Coalition; The National Brown Berets; Poor Magazine; members of the Shambhala Meditation Center of SF; Idriss Stelley Foundation; the Coalition for Justice For Amilcar Perez Lopez, and many more. The march will include indigenous ceremonies and be led by Aztec dancers. Jaranero dancers from Yucatán will join us too! We will hear from speakers against SFPD violence and for civil rights, housing, immigration, and homeless rights. The family lawyer Adante Pointer will present on the Góngora Family lawsuit, and more! This is going to be a very large event, and mainstream media will be present.
A march against the systemic violence against black and brown in San Francisco is long overdue! Bring your signs, banners, and voices!
How can you help:
• Please save the date for this very special day, and please outreach to all friends and colleagues!
• Please circulate the attached image flyer and this Facebook Event Page as widely as possible!
• If your organization would like to co-sponsor this event, please write to justice4luis [at] gmail.com
and we will add your name to a flyer for circulation and our flyer on our website event page to be posted on http://www.justice4luis.org
• If you can help us with media outreach, or would like to offer other support, please send an email to justice4luis [at] gmail.com
• Please also stay tuned for an upcoming fundraising campaign to gather support for Luis Góngora Pat’s family in the Yucatán peninsula on this terrible date.