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Join us for a powerful mobilization against global militarization and policing.

We are only one day away from what will be the 10th Urban Shield, the largest annual SWAT training and weapons expo in the world. Forces from around the country and globe will be convening in Pleasanton to share the oppressive tactics that have been used on Black, Indigenous, Brown, and poor people in the US and abroad. Join us on September 9th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton at 8am sharp!

FRIDAY, SEMPTEMBER 9th

8am-12noon

Alameda County Fairgrounds

Pleasanton Ave & Fairgrounds Rd., Pleasanton CA

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The Stop Urban Shield Coalition has been hard at work organizing for our mass mobilization tomorrow. As we gear up to bring communities from across the state together to rally against Urban Shield, please review some important information about tomorrow:

  • We are planning to meet at the intersection of Pleasanton Ave. and Fairgrounds Rd.
  • We are planning to be out there for four hours. It will be warm, so please dress accordingly. We will have water, but do bring some with you in case.
  • Reem’s Arab Street Food will have food available for purchase.

Spread the Word! Social media info
In order to make this event even more powerful, we are calling on people to help amplify our message. We will be livestreaming on Facebook out of the accounts below. Additionally, please follow and share information coming out of these social media accounts:Spread the Word! Social media info

Facebook

Stop Urban Shield
Critical Resistance
AROC:Arab Resource and Organizing Center
BAYAN USA

Twitter

@StopUrbanShield
@C_Resistance
@AROCBayArea
@Asians4BlkLives

Transportation

The Stop Urban Shield Coalition is coordinating transportation to ensure that as many people as possible can participate in the September 9th mobilization and action day.

Accessibility

Please let us know any accessibility needs for attending on September 9th. Contact information: stopurbanshieldnow@ gmail.com or call (510) 444-0484.

For a wheelchair accessible ride, please email or call the above contacts.

Carpooling from the Bay Area and across the state

As of today we are no longer using the google form to field requests. Please email or call the above contacts.

Public Transportation

We are also encouraging local Bay Area residents to take BART to Dublin/Pleasanton BART station for those who are able. There will be some cars and a bus shuttling from the BART station. From BART, if the car shuttles are at capacity, there’s also the 10R bus that goes close by (15 min ride leaves every 15 minutes).

ACE train from South Bay

The ACE train goes directly there from San Jose and Santa Clara if you are coming from the South Bay. Note that tickets are pretty steep at $14 each way.

Parking

There is street parking in the neighborhoods near the mobilization site. We recommend you park near the intersection of Rose Ave and Pleasanton AveLook for signs or individuals directing you where to walk for mobilization.

There may also be parking in the ACE lot at the nearby intersection of West Angela St and Pleasanton Ave, however please note there are “commuter only” parking signs.

QUESTIONS?

For additional information and questions you can email stopurbanshieldnow@ gmail.com or call (510) 444-0484.

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