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Black Lives Matter kicks off Super Bowl week counter actions with banner drop at opening night press conference

Several hundred members of Black Lives Matter Global Network and other local activists organizations came together this evening in Minneapolis, MN for a night of unity and resistance against Super Bowl and its harmful impacts on people of color in America.

Pictures from the banner drop can be found here.

“Tonight’s action shows that we mean business. The Super Bowl is not a national security event but rather a national security crisis,” said Miski Noor, organizer with the local chapter of the BLM Network, Black Visions Collective. “We aim to hold The City of Minneapolis and the NFL accountable for fueling conditions that promote the destruction of Black, Brown, and poor communities. The city has failed to provide critical resources such as mental health, protections for sex workers, affordable housing, jobs, and education, and instead poured money into the pockets of big corporations who benefit from the Super Bowl like U.S. Bank. We demand the city of Minneapolis stop playing and start paying!”

The rest of the week will include a rent strike action featuring several local community members, a unity people’s party for Black joy, and protests calling for DACA renewal that will culminate the day of Super Bowl LII.

**Current Event Listing**

Wednesday, January 31: 4:15 – 5 p.m.

What: Rally for Renter’s Rights

Who:  Tenants of the Apartment Shop Building, Inquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia

When: January 31, 4:15 – 5 p.m.

Where: The Apartment Shop Office, 12 E 25th St, Minneapolis MN

Friday, Feb 2: 4:30 – 6pm 

What: Action to Support a Responsible Contractor Policy and DACA Renewal

Who: Centro de Trabajadores en Lucha (CTUL), Home Depot Retail Janitors

When: February 2nd, 4:30-6pm

Where: Home Depot at the Quarry, 14520 New Brighton Blvd, Minneapolis MN

Saturday, Feb 3: 7am-9am

What: Breakfast to Honor Workers & Community Members Fighting for a Living Wage

Who: Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL)

When: February 3rd, 7-9am

Where: Minneapolis Hilton, 1001 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis MN, 55403

What: Rally to Stop US Bank from Funding Pipelines

Who: MN350, Water Protectors from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Beyond

When: February 3rd, 12:30-3:30pm

Where: US Bank Headquarters, 800 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402

What: Protest to Remove Police Officers from Public Schools

Who: Young People’s Action Coalition (YPAC)

When: February 3, 3-4:30pm

Where: 3940 Pillsbury Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55409

What: Taste of Justice Event to Support Franklin St. Bakery Workers

Who: BCGTM Local 22, Franklin St. Bakery Workers

When: February 3rd, 5-8pm

Where: St. Paul’s Regional Labor Federation, 353 West 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55102


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