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Sheltering-in-Place: Day 83

BLACK LIVES MATTER  On June 8, 2020  A letter was sent to the U.N.  We the People need you  It was endorsed and signed by:  The Families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, and Philando Castile,and over 600 rights groups. The imagery is a close up of a mock up of a letter with the bulk of the text on it. It fades back into document so long that the paper falls onto the floor. I'm there, fading into the background, holding up the paper, because something/someone had to hold it up.

The text on the image reads

BLACK LIVES MATTER
On June 8, 2020
A letter was sent to the U.N.
We the People need you
It was endorsed and signed by:
The Families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, and Philando Castile, and over 600 rights groups

 

Yep. On June 8, 2020, a letter requesting the convening of a special session of the U.N., Coalition Letter—Request for U.N. Independent Inquiry into Escalating Situation of Police Violence and Repression of Protests in the United States, was sent to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

I've only found to articles about the letter so far, so I don't have much information or analysis to share. From what little I can find, this is considered an unprecedented request coming from inside the United States to the United Nations. As always, I am not an expert on anything political. I'm interested. I'm concerned. I'm trying to keep up. I share what I think is of value or of use.

The letter is 15 pages long, including roughly 12 pages to list the groups that are signatories in a three column format. The body of the letter is concise, pointed, and I hope it does something helpful.

Read the letter on the ACLU website

The only reason the image of me is in this image is because someone needed to hold up the document in the background. And that's my role in this, really. I'm just standing in the background, holding up things that I hope are useful.