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It's time to remove SROs from our FCPS. The policy changes made a few years ago unfortunately are not being upheld and b...
07/11/2020
It Is Time to Review Fairfax County’s MOU on School Resource Officers

It's time to remove SROs from our FCPS. The policy changes made a few years ago unfortunately are not being upheld and black and brown kids are paying the price. They're much more likely to get arrested and far less likely to be diverted. Defunding police should start with ending the SRO program and investing that money into teachers and counselors.

by Marianne BurkeFor several years, organizations in Virginia have worked to restrict School Resource Officers (SROs) from getting involved in disciplinary matters. For example, a Memorandum of

The start of re-Imagine policing. Contact your local and statewide elected officials and tell them to implement these re...
07/06/2020

The start of re-Imagine policing. Contact your local and statewide elected officials and tell them to implement these recommendations. You can read more at the link below and sign-up.

Article Link: https://bit.ly/2AFekKQ

#tap #transformingpolice #reimaginepolice #healthcrisis #trauma #transparency #accountability #communities

In 2018 FCPS implemented measures intended to restrict School Resource Officers (SRO) from getting involved in disciplin...
07/06/2020

In 2018 FCPS implemented measures intended to restrict School Resource Officers (SRO) from getting involved in disciplinary matters. Unfortunately, while initial data from the first half of the 2017-2018 school year indicated arrests were on pace for a close to 60% drop, subsequent data demonstrated the new guidelines are not being implemented consistently or effectively, causing many students to needlessly get caught up in the criminal justice system. Presented with this new data, the NOVA EAC urges FCPS to remove SROs from schools and rely exclusively on administrative security and counselors to handle disciplinary concerns.

The long-simmering debate involving excessive use of deadly force by police has recently been exacerbated by the highly ...
07/01/2020

The long-simmering debate involving excessive use of deadly force by police has recently been exacerbated by the highly publicized killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Rayshawn Brooks. While much media coverage has been conducted examining police behavior, little has been done to deeply investigate the impact of race on police behavior.

Article Link - https://bit.ly/3eTXsPo

#psychology #racistpolicing #rayshawnbrooks #atlantapolice #tap #police #policing #policereform #reform

07/01/2020

If anyone is interested in joining the VA Coalition for Transforming Police effort email [email protected] or if you're interested in joining one of our committees go to bit.ly/HelpTransformVaPolice to learn more. Together we will make a difference!!

The recent police killings of Black people like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor has elevated conversations around polici...
06/25/2020

The recent police killings of Black people like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor has elevated conversations around policing nationwide. Last week, two new police reform bills were introduced in Congress, one coming from Senate Republicans and the other from House Democrats.

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#police #policing #policereform #reform #datacollection #analytics

Nationwide, vote-by-mail policies have cropped up in light of the pandemic to reduce the health risks of in-person votin...
06/24/2020

Nationwide, vote-by-mail policies have cropped up in light of the pandemic to reduce the health risks of in-person voting. Mail-in elections are crucial for low-income communities of color who have long been disenfranchised in the voting process.

Article Link - https://bit.ly/2YsR4J1

#mailinballot #votersuppression #voterrights #vote

06/24/2020
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Please join this important discussion today featuring a diverse panel of activists, and elected officials as we discuss local and national solutions to our current problems affecting racial equity.

TODAY - ANTIRACIST POLICY PANEL DISCUSSION

Rep. Don Beyer, 8th District

Kofi Annan, head of The Activated People and the NoVa Equity Agenda Coalition

Rodney Lusk, Lee District Supervisor

Karen Corbett Sanders, Fairfax County School Board Chair

EXPLORING ANTI-RACIST POLICIES FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE, HOUSING, HEALTH CARE, AND EDUCATION

SOUTH COUNTY TASK FORCE GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, June 24, 7 PM via Zoom

Anit-Racist policies , as defined by Ibram X Kendi are measures that do not produce or sustain inequities between racial groups. Kendi posits that there are no race-neutral policies. Policies either do or do not produce or sustain racial inequities. Only outcome —not intent— is pertinent.

Of the many policies, funding proposals, and practices being proposed in light of the pandemic, the economic and school shutdowns, the police killings and subsequent protests, it seems time to apply the metric of which are anti-racist and why?

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The NOVA Equity Agenda Coalition in partnership with the OKK Foundation, First Baptist Church of Vienna and The Activate...
06/24/2020

The NOVA Equity Agenda Coalition in partnership with the OKK Foundation, First Baptist Church of Vienna and The Activated People recently raised enough money to purchase 20,000 face masks for minority, homeless, and low-income residents in the area.

Thank you to all the EAC member organizations and most importantly thank you to everyone that donated. As business open up the threat of infection is only getting worse, especially for our frontline and essential workers. Let's do all we can to protect each other.

06/18/2020

Recent protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department have erupted into cries to put an end to the systemic violence carried out by law enforcement. As protesters around the country take to the streets and use their voices, signs, and anger to demand justice, police have retaliated with rubber bullets, tear gas, and flashbangs.

Article Link - https://bit.ly/2UXEtLK

#police #protest #georgefloyd #defundthepolice #blm #blacklivesmatter #cilvilrights #criminaljustice #racial equity

The organizing to transform policing in VA has begun. Thank you to everyone that joined the kickoff meeting last night. ...
06/18/2020

The organizing to transform policing in VA has begun. Thank you to everyone that joined the kickoff meeting last night. We're excited to get to work. The next NOVA mtg is this Saturday at noon. We will start to generate our list of priorities. If you would like to join this effort email [email protected]

VA Coalition for Transforming PolicingCommittee Kick-off 6/17 @ 7p.m.Register - http://bit.ly/TransformVAPolice#blm #pol...
06/14/2020

VA Coalition for Transforming Policing
Committee Kick-off 6/17 @ 7p.m.
Register - http://bit.ly/TransformVAPolice
#blm #policereform #truth #TAP

06/11/2020

POLICE REFORM (HOPEFULLY POLICE TRANSFORMATION) WILL BE ON THE AUGUST GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION!!! Thank you Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn. And thank you to everyone that reached out to make your voices heard. If you're interested in working with other like-minded activists to coalesce around a list of local and statewide demands please complete this survey. shorturl.at/mzGR5

06/09/2020

Over the past two weeks, history has unfolded rapidly before our eyes. We are witnessing what seems to be the first major nationwide wave of civil unrest in decades. The protests, sparked by the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, began on May 26 and have since spread like wildfire in cities across the nation.

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#defundingthepolice #georgefloyd #minneapolispolice #blm #8cantwait #blacklivesmatter

06/06/2020
My experience protesting last weekend in our nation’s capital was a rollercoaster of emotions. It was the first weekend ...
06/04/2020

My experience protesting last weekend in our nation’s capital was a rollercoaster of emotions. It was the first weekend of protests brought on by the murder of George Floyd. There were moments where I felt extremely powerful and moved, and other times I felt powerless and that my life was in danger. Words can’t do the experience justice.

Article Link - https://bit.ly/2Y1DJ91

#frontline #protest #nationscapital #georgefloyd #washingtondc #america #blackleaders #blm #police

06/03/2020
Please see the two attached flyers. One is for a discussion on how COVID-19 is affecting our justice system hosted by th...
06/01/2020

Please see the two attached flyers. One is for a discussion on how COVID-19 is affecting our justice system hosted by the COVID-19 Justice Coalition and featuring Del Jennifer Carroll Foy and Del Joshua G. Cole for this Wed June 3 at 6pm.

The other is an Activists and Officers panel discussion on police reform for this Thursday June 4 at 6pm hosted by NOVA Equtiy Agenda Coalition moderated by Valerie Slater, RISE for Youth and myself, and will feature activists Chelsea Higgs Wise, RTAP, LaTonya Abys Wallace, WE ARE, and Ashna Khanna, Virginia ACLU, and reform-minded police officers Alan Davis, Retired NYPD, Sergeant Carol Adams, Richmond PD, and Vernell Adams, Retired Newport News PD.

Please share info about both of these programs. There is value in protest, but also value in understanding which policies need to be changed.

George Floyd will not die in vain if we remain committed and motivated not just in the days ahead, but in the weeks and months ahead. We WILL see change in Virginia and set an example to the rest of the country!!

The Zoom info for Thursday's townhall is:

Time: Jun 4, 2020 06:00 PM EST

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Meeting ID: 895 6080 8768

In a moving 1967 speech, the great MLK Jr. lamented the destructive racism and anti-Blackness that permeated every layer...
05/31/2020

In a moving 1967 speech, the great MLK Jr. lamented the destructive racism and anti-Blackness that permeated every layer of American society. While he advocated nonviolence, Dr. King also dissected the root causes of violent uprisings. He correctly pointed to the systemic oppression of Black people as the underlying force driving folks to riot.

https://bit.ly/2ZSdRim

#martinluthrking #mlk #mkljr #racism #americansociety #georgefloyd #blacklivesmatter✊🏾 #thisisamerica

Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was shot and killed in February while jogging in his Georgia neighborhood. The i...
05/27/2020

Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was shot and killed in February while jogging in his Georgia neighborhood. The incident garnered national outrage. This tragedy is a harsh reality of the threat of racial violence that African Americans face every day, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Arbery’s cousin, Detroit Lions safety Tracey Walker, struggled to make sense of the shooting in a statement for ESPN.

“Man, he did not deserve that,” said Walker. “He did not deserve that. And, you know, God has a plan for everybody, man, but, you know, it’s tough.”

Article Link: https://bit.ly/2M5BbRD

#ahmaudarbery #blackathletes #georgia #socialjustice #espn #shooting #blacklivesmatter✊🏾 #blacklivesmatters #news #socialchange

Today the NOVA Equity Agenda Coalition contacted Governor Ralph Northam, the Dept. of Corrections, Health and Education ...
05/18/2020

Today the NOVA Equity Agenda Coalition contacted Governor Ralph Northam, the Dept. of Corrections, Health and Education to urge them to immediately adopt the following recommendations to protect the most vulnerable minority and working-class populations in the Commonwealth. We also urged the governor to create a dashboard documenting how the State has utilized $3.31B of emergency federal funding, including specific details on how high risk and historically underserved communities are benefitting.

Anonymous List For Change
Boys to Men
Casa BruMar Foundation
Equality Loudoun
First Baptist Church of Vienna
Fairfax County Federation of Teachers
Indivisible Virginia
Indivisible Virginia 11
Interfaith Action for Human Rights
Ladies in Focus
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
National Pan Hellenic Council of Northern Virginia
Omega Psi Phi Fraturnity Inc., Omicron Kappa Kappa Chapter
Prince William NAACP
RISE For Youth
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Iota Epsilon Sigma Chapter
South County Task Force
Southwest Virginia Poor People’s Campaign
The Activated People
VA Justice Dems
Virginia Coalition Against Solitary Confinement

We've exceeded our goal of raising $5,000 to purchase face masks😷 for minority and lower-income Virginians, and you help...
05/07/2020
Facial Masks for Minority Communities organized by Marianne Karol Burke

We've exceeded our goal of raising $5,000 to purchase face masks😷 for minority and lower-income Virginians, and you helped us reach that goal in less than two weeks!!

The outpouring of community support was tremendous. Thank you for recognizing that this virus is impacting some communities more severely than others, and then taking action to help. Your donations WILL save lives!

Even though we've met the goal we will continue to accept donations, which will go toward purchasing additional masks. Thank you!❤❤👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

https://www.gofundme.com/f/facial-masks-for-minority-communities

The Omicron Kappa Kappa (OKK) Foundation is partnering with the Northern Vi… Marianne Karol Burke needs your support for Facial Masks for Minority Communities

05/03/2020
Virginia COVID-19 Justice Coalition Day of Action

Hundreds of inmates across Virginia have tested positive for Coronavirus, yet the department of Corrections has only released 62 inmates so far. Please contact Governor Northam and urge him to use his executive authority to release as many non-violent inmates as possible. #NoHarmNortham #notsentencedtodie #justiceforyouth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J1TVHu3-H0&feature=youtu.be

The Virginia COVID-19 Justice Coalition–over 50 advocacy organizations strong–has come together to ask Governor Northam to: Release any person in custody who...

We're a third of the way to our $5,000 goal. The tax deductible donations will go towards purchasing 20,000 masks for lo...
04/28/2020
Facial Masks for Minority Communities organized by Marianne Burke

We're a third of the way to our $5,000 goal. The tax deductible donations will go towards purchasing 20,000 masks for lower income families mostly in northern Virginia. Thank you to everyone who donated so far. This effort can reduce the spread in our region and save lives. Please consider donating today, and share to help us spread the word.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/facial-masks-for-minority-communities

The Omicron Kappa Kappa (OKK) Foundation is partnering with the Northern Virginia… Marianne Burke needs your support for Facial Masks for Minority Communities

04/26/2020
COVID-19 Case Data for Fairfax Health District

A couple weeks ago TAP and the NOVA Equity Agenda Coalition formally requested racial and location data be collected and shared on the Fairfax Co. Health Dept website. Today we're happy to announce that Chairman Jeff Mckay followed through on his commitment to us to seeing this through. This data will help guide the County's response to the hardest hit communities. We're continuing to engage with the Board on implementing measures to reduce the spread in those areas.

http://fairfaxcountygis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=0027ebc6f73f4ae8bde0bfac8017a958

This is an interactive Story Map that provides the information on cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Fairfax Health District.

The Omicron Kappa Kappa (OKK) Foundation is partnering with the Northern Virginia Equity Agenda Coalition (NOVA EAC) to ...
04/25/2020
Facial Masks for Minority Communities organized by Marianne Burke

The Omicron Kappa Kappa (OKK) Foundation is partnering with the Northern Virginia Equity Agenda Coalition (NOVA EAC) to purchase 20,000 masks from an unaffiliated third-party vendor to distribute to minority and lower-income families to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Once purchased, the masks will be distributed to a vast network of Northern Virginia charitable community organizations to include, Koinonia Foundation, United Community, Groveton Baptist Church, Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, Cornerstones Assistance Services and Pantry Program, Gum Springs Community Center, Creekside Village Apartments, First Baptist Church of Vienna, and others in multiple counties.

Across the country, African Americans and other groups that are disproportionately poor and working-class, are dying at significantly higher rates than whiter and wealthier communities. Part of the reason is that telecommuting simply is not an option for many lower-income residents compelled to work in industries deemed essential, and they are therefore forced to continue working and commuting in environments that do not allow for social distancing.

As demand for masks rises, so does the cost, which ultimately makes it more difficult for members of these vulnerable communities to acquire them. This effort will not only fill that need for those families but will potentially save the lives of countless others. You can help stop the spread of COVID–19 in these communities by contributing to this effort. No donation is too small.

The NOVA Equity Agenda Coalition members are: Anonymous List For Change; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc Lambda Kappa Omega Chapter; Boys to Men; Casa BruMar Foundation; Equality Loudoun; First Baptist Church of Vienna; Fairfax County Federation of Teachers; Indivisible Virginia 11; Interfaith Action for Human Rights; Ladies in Focus; NOVA National Pan Hellenic Council; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Omicron Kappa Kappa Chapter; Prince William NAACP; Progress for All; Rise For Youth; Service Employees International Union (SEIU); Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Iota Epsilon Sigma Chapter; South County Task Force; The Activated People; VA Justice Dems; Virginia Coalition Against Solitary Confinement.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/facial-masks-for-minority-communities

The Omicron Kappa Kappa (OKK) Foundation is partnering with the Northern Virginia… Marianne Burke needs your support for Facial Masks for Minority Communities

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The Activated People LLC (TAP) is the nation’s premier online magazine and media platform dedicated to highlighting the progressive social justice topics shaping America’s cultural landscape, and showcasing the activists on the front lines of these battles. The publication serves as a hub for grassroots activists and those seeking to network and gain a deeper understanding of the issues. It is the brainchild of Mr. Kofi Annan, who is himself a social justice activist residing in northern Virginia.

TAP covers the full spectrum of topics to include: Racial/Ethnic Discrimination, Immigration, Economic Justice, Criminal Justice, Gun Control, Women’s Rights, Healthcare, Environmental Justice, Education, Voting Rights, and LGBTQ Rights.

The Activated People (TAP) was founded by Mr. Kofi Annan in 2019. Mr. Annan previously served as the president of the Fairfax County, Virginia National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 2016 to 2019. The branch led multiple successful advocacy efforts including: convincing the county to designate over $10M for affordable housing and police body-worn cameras; helped draft the county’s first police body-worn camera policy; adoption of county-funded five-year study to eliminate its pre-K waiting list; adoption of county-funded study aimed at eliminating racial disparity in police use of force; reform of the County’s School Resource officer policy which led to an almost 60% reduction in student arrests; and successfully advocated for the Fairfax County Public Schools to reform their teacher hiring practices to help reduce discrimination against African American teachers. Under his leadership the branch experienced a dramatic increase in advocacy efforts, resulting in the branch being awarded the Thalheimer Award, a National NAACP recognition as the best unit of its size in the country. He also served as the Virginia State Conference NAACP Criminal Justice Committee Chair, where he led the first ever state-wide Criminal Justice Symposium, championed legislation aimed at reforming police practices and policies, prosecutorial reform, and prison reform, juvenile justice, eliminating hate crimes.

Mr. Annan proudly served eight years in the U.S Army. He served in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He also founded Veteran Career Counseling Services LLC, a company that helped over 700 transitioning veterans. He holds a Master’s of Science in International Relations from Troy University, and a Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from Tennessee State University.

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