This upcoming Friday October 7th, 2016 marks the six month anniversary of Luis’s murder by SFPD Sergeant Nate Steger and Officer Michael Mellone. In his honor, we invite you to celebrate his life and strengthen our collective voice against police brutality and injustice by joining us for the following events with his family:
Event #1: Friday Oct. 7th, 10am. Press conference on the 6 Month Anniversary of Luis’s Murder by SFPD
WHAT: Family of Luis Demetrio Góngora Pat —a Mayan indigenous father, husband,brother, son, uncle—, refute the biased autopsy report released by the San Francisco Medical Examiner on the six month anniversary of his murder by SFPD officers. They also plan a march to celebrate his life.
WHEN: Oct. 7th, 2016 @ 10a.m.
WHERE: The Luis Góngora Pat Community Altar on Shotwell Street (east side), near 19th Street in the Mission District
IMPORTANT NOTE: Afterwards, we will join the Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition @ NOON at 850 Bryant Street in a clamor to D.A. Gascón to press charges against killer cops. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/153890998400464/
Event #2: Friday Oct. 7th 6pm. Unveiling:“Traditional Mayan Altar in Honor of Luis Góngora Pat, killed by SFPD on April 7, 2016” SOMARTS Annual Day of the Dead Altar Exhibit
WHAT: The family of Luis and the Justice & Honor 4 Luis Góngora Pat Coalition are raising a traditional Mayan altar with an educational element about Luis’s killing by SFPD as part of the SOMArts Annual Day of the Dead Exhibit, which theme this year is “A Promise Not To Forget.”
WHEN: Unveiling of altars is Oct. 7th @SOMARTS 6-9pm.
Exhibit will stay up until Nov. 5th, 2016
WHERE: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA
HOW: Purchase tickets for the unveiling of the altars event on October 7th here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-promise-not-to-forget-dia-de-los-muertos-2016-exhibition-unveiling-tickets-27613362310 or come during gallery hours throughout the month for free! Tuesday–Friday 12–7pm, Saturday 11am–5pm & Sunday 11am–3pm More information at somarts.org/promise
IMPORTANT NOTE: The family of O’Shaine Evans will be celebrating his 2nd Angelversary of being killed by SFPD at 8pm on October 7th, 2016 at the site of his community altar and memorial on Jack London Alley. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1173071472750102/
Event #3: Sunday October 9th, 2016 11am-4pm. Help make A Community Quilt in Honor of Luis Góngora Pat!
WHAT: A community quilt making event in honor of Luis Góngora Pat. The family of Luis in San Francisco and our coalition in collaboration with our community allies at Praxis, Paseo Artístico and Alley Cat Bookstore invite you to help make a quilt in honor of Luis.
The finished quilt will be taken to his hometown of Teabo, Yucatán and delivered on November 2nd Day of the Dead to his wife, parents, and children.
This is a family friendly and community event!
WHEN: Sunday October 9th, 2016 11am-4pm.
WHERE: Alley Cat Bookstore (backroom), 3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
HOW: Just show up and if you want to make donations contact Praxis (415-800-6601)