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This chapter of the discussion guide provides local and national contexts and perspectives, an overview of the Tamir Rice case, in-depth conversations to broaden the conversation, and includes thoughtful discussion questions. Here are resources you can use to engage with this chapter.
"I’m looking for justice for my son and a change for the nation, so nobody else’s child has to go through this."
Samaria Rice, Dispatches From Cleveland
The chapter A Moving Body explores the year-long struggle for justice led by Samaria Rice, Tamir’s mother, who recalled that she was just making dinner when she learned her son had been shot by police. Pick up your copy of the discussion guide to learn more.
Learn More About The Tamir Rice Case:
Watch the New York Time’s video Timeline of the Tamir Rice Case
Watch the video on the Letter From The Members of The Cleveland 8
Read the GQ article The Tamir Rice Story: How to Make a Police Shooting Disappear
Read the Buzzfeed piece A Brief History Of The Tamir Rice Shooting
Learn More About #BlackLivesMatter and Police Brutality:
- Visit the Movement for Black Lives, A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice platform which is supported by a collective of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country who have come together with renewed energy and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda.
Visit the Fair and Just Prosecution website. This organization brings together newly-elected local prosecutors as part of a network of leaders committed to promoting a justice system grounded in fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility.
Read the Huffington Post article Someone Else Was Killed By The Police On My Timeline. What Can I Do?
Check out Teaching #BlackLivesMatter (Teaching for Change), a collection of teaching ideas and resources in support for the Movement of Black Lives
Read the Everyday Feminism article 5 Ways People Excuse Police Violence Against Black Youth – And What They’re Missing
Read through Teaching Tolerance, a resource guide for race, racism and police violence is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children.
Support Black-led Organizing:
Black Youth Project 100 is an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people.
Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) is an education and advocacy group comprised of African Americans and Black immigrants from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. It was founded in April 2006 in response to the massive outpouring of opposition of immigrants and their supporters to the repressive immigration bills then under consideration by the U.S. Congress.
Million Hoodies is a human rights membership, chapter-based organization whose mission is to build next generation human rights leaders to end anti-Black racism and systemic violence.