Town Hall on Militarization and Law Enforcement Agreements: Berkeley City Council Considers Ending Involvement in Urban Shield
Join the Stop Urban Shield Coalition for a town hall hosted by members of the Berkeley City Council as they prepare to discuss withdrawing from federal funding for militarized law enforcement training through Urban Areas Security Initiative and the annual Urban Shield training and weapons expo. The Stop Urban Shield Coalition has been fighting Urban shield on every front. We’ve been at Berkeley City Council Meetings to convince representatives that Urban Shield hurts Berkeley residents, particularly in Black and Brown communities.
Join us for a community town hall hosted by Council Members Cheryl Davila and Kate Harrison.
Date: Monday, April 17th, from 6-8pm
Location: The Way Church, 1305 University Ave, Berkeley Berkeley City
All Out to Berkeley City Council Meeting to Say No to Urban Shield!
In an unprecedented move, the Berkeley City Council is considering fully withdrawing their support for local agency participation in the Urban Areas Security Initiative and Urban Shield. This meeting is critical for the fight against Urban Shield. A decision in favor of pulling out of Urban Shield by the Berkeley City Council paves the way for other cities in the Bay Area to do the same.
Date: Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00pm
Location: Berkeley City Council Berkeley City Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way between Allston and Addison (near downtown Berkeley BART)
Look for more information in the coming days about calling Berkeley City Council members to urge them to support ending Urban Shield!