In June, Laura Holland travelled to lək̓ʷəŋən and WSÁNEĆ territory, joining Martha Martin’s annual memorial “Honouring Our Children: Remember Their Names.” This walk, organized by Martha Martin, the mother of Chantel Moore, brought together families from Turtle Island, who marched on the BC Legislature to bring attention to the deaths of their children at the hands of police. The rally at the legislature brought together the Martin Family (family of Chantel Moore & Mike Martin) as well as families of Jermaine Carby, Anthony Aust, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Julian Jones.
Protect Indigenous Life. Defend Indigenous Lives.
(On Broadway at Nanaimo)
RCMP Murdered an Indigenous Man... Reconcile That! In red there are the first names of men who were shot and killed by RCMP in Canada. (Willingfon Overpass above No 1 Highway)
Stop Killing Us. Stop Hunting Indigenous People. Justice for All Slain. Disarm Police. Always-on Body Cams.
(On Boundary and Marine Drive)
Honour All Mothers who Grieve for their Children Killed by Police
Sunday May 8, 12-2 PM
#JusticeForJared and folks from Defund 604 Network will be tabling at Spartacus Books.
We acknowledge Mother’s Day For Peace, and honour all mothers who grieve children killed by police.
Canada is waging war on Indigenous People, and police murders are one part of this genocide.
We will be raising awareness about #JusticeForJared and the upcoming “Honouring Our Children” walk, organized by Martha Martin, mother to Chantel Moore and Mike Martin.
Access Info for Spartacus Books: - Masks required, PPE onsite. - Entrance and interior space are ground floor, no stairs - Bathroom is not gendered - We have fluorescent lighting - We often play music (sometimes loud) but you can totally ask us to turn it down for you - Front door: 31.5″ wide (double doors, can be opened to 68″), handle height 39.5″, door swings out to the street - Bathroom door 29.5″ wide, handle height 39.5″, door swings into bathroom - Space between bathroom door to toilet: 32″ - Space between toilet edge and opposite wall: minimum 21″ (opposite wall is at an angle) - Toilet height: 15.5″ - Sink height: 32″ - Dimensions of bathroom: 59″x72″
ID1. Red, black and gold background. White text on a red background: “Justice For Jared. 10 months no justice. #JusticeForJared will be tabling at Spartacus Books, 1983 Commercial Dr, 12-2 PM on May 8, "Mother's Day." Justice for all mothers grieving police murders!”
ID2. Red, black and gold background. Handmade banner. Text: “Join Martha Martin for Honouring Our Children. No Justice, No Peace. Remember their Names. Tofino to Victoria, May 29 to June 4. Jared Lowndes. “Don’t Back Down.” JusticeForJared.Org. Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Julian Jones, Jamala Francique, Eishia Hudson, Clay Drawford, Rodney Levi, Chantel Moore, Mike Martin.”
Public Art Show!
"Honour Their Names" is an art-show and organizing space, created to mark International Day Against Police Brutality (March 15th). The event is organized on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nations.
From March 15-19 there will be an art show and programming at Gallery Gachet featuring pieces honouring Indingeous people shot and killed by the cops.
COVID-19 protocols in place. Masks and PPE available onsite.
Justice is Healing - Healing is Justice
Justice is Healing
For all the JAREDs. February 8th, 2022- 7 months after the Campbell River RCMP gunned doen a Wet'suwet'en Son in a Tim Horton's parking lot, we wait for his belongings to be returned for a burning ceremony. Seven months we wait for Justice. Seven months we wait for closure.
Art by Serina Worm
-My spirit name is Sitting Eagle Woman, from George Gordon First Nation, Treaty Four Territory SK. The artwork I do is detailed animals, incorporated with cultural intricate designs. I have been focused on artwork since I was young, self-taught and I enjoy inspiring young aritsts <3
January 8th - 6 Months and still no Justice
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Who keeps us safe? We keep us safe!
Saturday January 8 marked 6 months since Jared Leigh Lowndes was murdered by the Campbell River RCMP. To mark that day, a group of folks gathered outside RCMP E Division Headquarters, located on the unceded territory of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen Nations.
This video, IBM LOG 2: Leave the gun, Land Back the cannoli, is reposted with permission of the Independent Black Media. IBM LOG 2 was filmed, edited, and produced by Independent Black Media.
January 8th is the 6 month anniversary of the brutal murder of Jared Lowndes by the RCMP
In the 6 months since Jared's murder, despite regular actions, letters, campagins, and pressure the family of Jared Lowndes have not found justice for the murder of their son, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. RCMP and all Police forces must not only be held accuntable for murder and violence we must radically reimagine they way we as communities keep ourselves safe.
Take Action with a Month of Street Art in Solidarity with Jared and all Victims of Police Violence
We invite you and all your friends to join us in a month of Street Art demanding Justice fo Jared, and remembering all loved ones lost to Police and State violence.
One murder at the hands of the police is too many. One assault at the hands of police is too many. One incident of harassment by the police is too many.
In the face of ever escalating police violence against Indigenous, Black, Disabled and other targeted communities we say NO MORE! In the face of ever growing police budgets impoverishing our communities we say DEFUND THE POLICE!
Abolishing the police and Demanding Justice is an act of Love, Hope, and Imagination!
How to Take Action
Street Art Everywhere from January 8th to February 8th
Grab your chalk, your paint, and your posters. If you aren't up for making your own poster print off one of ours!
Make Some Art
Head out with your pals and get that message out there. All art methods welcome let's rememeber our loved ones and let the kkkops know we won't back down!
Share with us!
Share any Justice for Jared art you may see in your community with us! You can email us at email@example.com or use the hashtag #Justice4Jared
Use our sample letter and write to the Attorney General David Eby and Chief Civilian Director of the IIO Ronald MacDonald.
Bites sustained from police dogs happen every 2 days in so-called British Columbia. These bites cause horrible damage and can result in severe injuries and even death. We believe in a world free from the violence of policing and no more animals used as weapons of colonial violence.
Take Action - Drop a banner, visit your local MLA or MP, demand Justice for Jared and all Indigenous People
Action for September 8th
Jared was murdered on July 8th and so each 8th of the month we take Action until we have Justice!
Send An Email
Send a letter to Attorney General David Eby and the IIO to demand Indigneous Oversight and No More ex-Cops on an "Independant Civilian" Committee!
Make a #Justice4Jared Banner, call for an #End2PoliceMurders and remember #NoJusticeNoPeace
Share your action on social media with the #Justice4JaredHashtag and email us photos too at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Attorney General and IIO
Use our template below!
What is the IIO?
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of British Columbia, often called the “Police Watchdog” by the press, is intended to be an objective body with the task of investigating police actions following a serious incident that results in death or harm when a police officer may have been involved. The IIO is made up of 28 investigators, half of whom are former police officers. Despite this clear conflict of interest, their investigations are considered objective. Only 10% of investigations into police conduct by oversight bodies result in charges against officers. There is no appeal process. We demand real accountability and consequences for cops who kill.
Where to email your letter
David Eby Attorney General BC: AG.email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit David at his office: 2909 West Broadway (at Bayswater, two blocks west of MacDonald) Vancouver
Ronald J. MacDonald, Chief Civilian Director (IIO): email@example.com
#JusticeForJared organizes for International Day Against Police Brutality