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Wed., Feb 26th, Day of Outrage and Remembrance

Join the SMIN Twitter Storm to Build for 

Wed., Feb 26th, Day of Outrage and Remembrance

For Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and Many More

 

Tuesday, February 25 -- 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST / 12 Noon to 2:00 PM PST

 

Wednesday, February 26 -- 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST / 12 Noon to 2:00 PM PST

 

This is something you can do!  Engaging social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are now very important ways to reach out to, create a "buzz" and to mobilize, people all over the country.  The February 26 Day of Outrage and Remembrance for Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis needs to go "viral."  One way to broadcast this widely is through social media like Twitter and Facebook.

 

We will be using the hashtags - #hoodiesup  #TrayvonMartin #JordanDavis

 

Click on the pastebin specifically set up for our Twitter Storm, and find instructions and sample tweets.  A pastebin is a necessity for doing coordinated tweeting. Coordinated tweeting can't be done via email.  You need to be able to quickly share the tweets so that people can post them.  And when you have a new tweet, you can also go to the pastebin and add them so others can also share them.

 

The pastebin is here, and you can also share the URL on your tweets and/or on Facebook - http://pastebin.com/UTtKjdgt

 

Real Essential Point -- RT's or re-tweets don't create a trend.  Tweets must be copied and pasted, and of course, all have the hashtags in order to trend and have impact.)  http://pastebin.com/UTtKjdgt

 

*Also:  Share the video of Dr. Cornel West and Carl Dix on HoodiesUp! At http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cm2BQFCpWWQ

 

*And:  The national listing of February 26 assembly points and events at http://stopmassincarceration.net/content/locations-feb-26

 

*SMIN Facebook February 26 Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/278499788968039/

 Stop Mass Incarceration Network
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Twitter: @StopMassIncNet
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0 # AP158 2014-02-28 06:33
(Part1)I do not have a Twitter or Facebook account so when I heard about the twitter storms that were going to happen on February 26, 2014 I became very interested. I also watched the video of Dr. Cornel West and Carl Dix on HoodiesUp! And it made me happy to see people are taking a stand and speaking out. I also followed many hash tags on both Facebook and Twitter and read many powerful quotes and saw strong individuals coming together for change. Our society tends to feel that if we are minorities we have no voice or say in any of the injustices that we see. In both Hassine and Alexander’s books we read about the New Jim Crow and inequalities that we the minorities face and how we are in a time that we are fighting for change and equality.
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0 # AP158 2014-02-28 06:34
(Part 2)The massive hash tags and many pictures that I saw from protest all over the country are just amazing. The murders of Trayvon Martin Jordan Davis made a huge impact in our communities making us fight the criminal justice system. We have seen the unfair ruling of many cases of Blacks and Latinos while those who are white just walk out free. I see Hoodies Up! As a growing event throughout the country on a yearly basis until we all see the criminal justice system making changes in which everyone is treated equally!
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0 # sas13 2014-03-01 00:39
Perhaps using terms such as #moderndayslave ry and #facisim will catch peoples attention as these words may cause angry emotions for some we can still grab their attention. We will need to quote scholars such as Hassine and Alexander. We should give the audience short stories from Life without Parole like on page 53 where Hassine was so disheartened with the American criminal justice system because he saw how he was treated like an animal with no hope.
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0 # sas13 2014-03-01 00:51
Perhaps using terms such as #moderndayslave ry and #fascism will catch peoples attention as these words may cause angry emotions for some we can still grab their attention. We will need to quote schoolars such as Hassine and Alexander. We should give the audience short stories from Life without Parole like on page 53 where Hassine was so disheartened with the American criminal justice system.
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0 # Bland 2014-03-01 21:24
Eat was the overall reaction and participation for the event?
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0 # Beks113 2014-03-02 03:59
(Part 1) I would just like to address the whole "Hoodies Up" aspect of this movement, because I find it incredibly sad that an article of clothing can cause people to feel threatened, but only when worn by certain people. The whole idea of people looking a certain way causes them to be portrayed as dangerous is a ridiculous notion to me. The fact that Trayvon was wearing a hoodie added to Zimmerman's belief that this black kid was dangerous. It is easy to understand why people like Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis would be believed to be dangerous, it is because they are black.The fact is that blacks are not more dangerous than any other race, it is simply that they are portrayed by the media to be more dangerous and therefore, people believe what they see. The media loves to embrace the idea that there is a certain look that criminals have and they play off of that. In Hassine's book, "Life Without Parole", he talks about a man named Chaser. The significance of Chaser was that
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0 # Beks113 2014-03-02 04:08
(Part 2) according to the other inmates in the prison Chaser "doesn't look like he belongs here" as Hassine recalls hearing this kind of statement oftentimes “when people encounter an inmate who doesn’t have some grotesque feature that neatly fits their preconceived notion of the “criminal look”” (85). People are seen as fitting into this stereotypical image of what a criminal looks like, but who are we to judge a person on their appearance. When it comes to criminal intent you cannot make assumptions about people based on how they look, that comes strictly from what is in their hearts and behaviors. Ted Bundy,for instance, people wouldn’t have assumed he was a serial killer based on his appearance, but that is because he was white and the media doesn't portray white people as criminals. Why should they when it is so much easier for them to focus in on painting minorities out to be dangerous? After all minorities are the ones behind bars so they must be the dangerous ones, right? It
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0 # Beks113 2014-03-02 04:11
(Part 3) is absolutely ignorant for people to be so remotely worried about appearances when it comes to gauging whether someone is a criminal or not. I as a white, blonde girl am just as capable of being a criminal, as some African American boy in a hoodie.
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