By Fatima Mann in the USA:
#SandyStillSpeaks – Waller County vigil, on August 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm.
Hey love would you mind sharing this email to as many people as you can please?
My name is Fatima Mann and I live in Austin, Texas. I went to Prairie View, Texas which is the town Sandra Bland was arrested in. I went to figure out how I can help, I met and hugged her mom. I told her mom I was going to do everything I can to get justice for her daughter. Me emailing you is one of the things I am doing in order to get justice for Sandra Bland.
Sandra Bland said, “It’s time y’all. It’s time. This thing that I’m holding in my hand. This telephone. This camera. It’s quite powerful. Social media is powerful. We can do something with this. If we want a change, we can really, truly make it happen. We sit out here and talk about how we need the next so and so, and this and that. No you don’t! . . . . God has opened my eyes and shown me, there is truly something that we can do . . . . It’s time to stop knowing that “that was going to happen” and it’s time to start doing something… I need you. I need y’all’s help. I can’t do this by myself.”
Let’s come together to pay homage, come together as a community, and get justice for all those killed without justice. Let us unite to help Sandra Bland get justice for herself, and all those killed by police or in police custody. Every city has a Sandra Bland, someone treated in a harsh manner when arrested. Someone who was someone’s daughter, son, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, and friend. We all have heard of someone in our city, town, county, state, or country who has been treated harshly for their difference and even killed. Join us on August 26th in your city, and pay homage to those taken to soon without justice. Let us hear from the mothers of those who won’t spend another holiday with their child. Let us come together under candlelight to get justice for all those killed unjustly.
Have a vigil in your city, town, county, state, and country on August 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm your time. If you are in Austin we will be having our own vigil starting. Invite every positive social justice organization in your community to help support the event. We have worked to keep her name in social media for thirty days. I’ve been posting positive messages with the same three hash tags for the last week. We have to continue to post positive, informing, and affirming messages until August, 26. Until the day of the vigil.