Stop Killing Us (SKU) Solutions Campaign & Intergenerational Movement
Stop Killing Us March & Rally set for Durham, NC at 10 a.m. Perry Point at Hayti 601 Fayetteville St. Durham, NC
SKU Cookout & Speak-out set for Henderson, NC – Sat., May 19, 2018 Beginning at 11 a.m. Flint Hill Community – Beautification Park, corner of Arch St. & Chavasse Ave., Henderson, NC
JUSTICE Ministration & SKU Unity Service set for Morven, NC – Sun., May 20, 2018 at 3 p.m. 229 E. Main St. Morven, NC
Stop Killing Us (SKU) Solutions Campaign & Intergenerational Movement
SKU’s objective and mission are as follows:
- To promote and ensure implementation of civil, respectful, humane, and just universal law enforcement operating standards that will save lives, eliminate racism and other biases; prevent the infiltration of white supremacist terrorists and racial profilers within law enforcement; ensure “zero tolerance” for police brutality or excessive force; abolish all acts of abuse of authority involving policing; eliminate/prevent the militarization of the police force; seek prosecution to the fullest extent of the law and ban from future work in the field of law enforcement any officer who commits illegal or unnecessary deadly force; and prevent other misconduct by any and all forms of law enforcement.
To hold elected officials, public administrators, political candidates, and others who pursue authority as public servants accountable to SKU Universal Standards for Law Enforcement and other policies or laws that could save lives among African Americans, the poor, the undocumented, and other oppressed groups.
- To use as a basis for unity our common interests in addressing deadly issues like the need for police accountability; the need to curtail internal neighborhood violence; the need to accelerate civic engagement as a means of ending unfair legislative violence where the passage of certain unjust laws disproportionately ends or shortens the lives of African Americans and other oppressed groups; in other ways cease the multiple ways in which African Americans and other oppressed groups are systematically killed.
- To use faith, diversity in religious traditions, as well as unite with the non-religious community members whose moral compass and the aforementioned issue-based SKU mission and purpose serve as the glue to sustain our movement.
- To close and reconnect the generation gap between younger activists and older civil rights traditionalists to powerfully unite upon the solidarity of an “intergenerational movement.”
The SKU August 28th Kickoff & Annual Day of Action
It is no coincidence the August 28 SKU kick-off coincides with the commemoration of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington, and also comes on the sad anniversary of one of the most brutal KKK-related lynchings of a child – the August 28, 1955 killing of 14 year-old Emmett Till.
For the final 21 days leading up to the SKU 8.28@6PM (8/28/17) Kickoff, a history-making 190 mile march/walk from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. was carried out by SKU Regional Representative Jamal Johnson.
The walk was designed to protest a police-involved shooting in Philadelphia; bring attention to the new SKU campaign; loudly cry out the need for all perpetrators to “Stop Killing Us;” and promote the 18-point SKU Universal Standards for Law Enforcement.
During the August 28, 2017 SKU National Day of Action, while some SKU leaders and supporters were taking action through a protest at the U.S. Department of Justice, SKU representatives led walks and campaigns in various parts of the country through the implementation of a 6 p.m. simultaneous call for the U.S. Department of Justice, State Attorney General Offices, police departments, and other Law Enforcement agencies to review, receive, and immediately adhere to SKU Universal Standards for Law Enforcement.
SKU is now in the process of filing an official complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice for its inept oversight and failure to produce basic universal standards which would curtail police misconduct and oppose the inhumane plans to further escalate the wrongful killings of African Americans and other human beings by law enforcement through reversing President Obama’s executive order which restricts the distribution of armored vehicles and certain military equipment.
During its anniversary, SKU will continue recognizing August 28th for its notable history and our need to rejuvenate and sustain the civil and humans rights movement in a way that saves and protects the lives and rights of a new generation!
SKU is an offspring of a growing social justice ministry known as JUSTICE Ministration where Curtis Everette Gatewood is Founder & Minister.
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. organization will use ‘spiritual wealth,’ coalition building, and community engagement to “rebuild the village”
Join this new faith-centered social justice campaign to move the banner of Justice, Faith, and Unity forward in 2018!
JUSTICE Ministration & The Stop Killing Us (SKU) Solutions Campaign will accelerate toward its mission as we approach Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month.
“JUSTICE” is the acronym for “Jesus Uniting Souls To Increase Community Engagement.” With that said, all faiths and nonbelievers are encouraged to be part of this intergenerational movement.
“We judge no one, as we demand justice for everyone,” says Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood, a longtime civil/human rights minister and Founder.
On August 28, 2017, as part of the commemorative 1963 March on Washington, JUSTICE Ministration went to Washington, D.C. and kicked of its “Stop Killing Us (SKU) Solutions Campaign” at the steps of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Not only will the movement continue growing with its exciting monthly JUSTICE Faith & Unity Services the 3rd Sunday at 3 p.m. at the HOLLA! Center in Morven (near the Charlotte area), NC, it will be adding a service on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Gateway Center in Henderson (near the Durham area) NC beginning in February (2/11/18).
“JUSTICE Faith & Unity Services” are held on the 3rd Sunday at 3 p.m. on each month at the HOLLA! Center located at 229 E. Main St. Morven, NC. The January 21, 2018 service will honor Rev. Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr.
The JUSTICE gatherings will be held on the 2nd Sundays of each month at 3 p.m., beginning on February 11 at the Gateway Center located at 314 S. Garnett St. Henderson, NC.
At the services, community members, activists, religious leaders, and others neighborhood stakeholders will discuss how they can collaborate efforts and use the power of faith and spiritual wealth to unite and rebuild broken spirits, broken communities, and broken hopes for justice.
“Despite the escalation of racism and various forms of violence aimed at our communities, we are determined we can resist and rebuild while using our ancestors’ ‘solid rock’ of faith to build upon,” said Gatewood.
“If not us – who? If not now – when? Yes, there is hope when we come together with our guards up and our God up!
WE are the hope we’ve been waiting for. And ‘we’ve come this far by faith!’ And ‘Now, Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not yet seen’,” Gatewood said.
Click link below for Jamal Johnson’s YouTube Stop Killing Us 150 Mile March
The Metro Philadelphia News
They call themselves Stop Killing Us. Here’s what they want
DURHAM – A new organization is calling for universal standards for law enforcement across the nation to reduce fatal shooting by police and others…(see link below to read more)
New campaign aims to stop police-involved shootings
Link to “Stop Killing Us” Press Conference and Unveiling of SKU Universal Standards for Law Enforcement
Takira Wilson is a case-and-point example of why SKU was born. She is pictured in her red cap and gown. Although her appalling death received little and in many cases no attention – she was killed by SWAT police in Lima, Ohio in 2008 in her home while holding her youngest 14 months old baby. The baby was also shot twice but miraculously survived. Police were there to arrest her boyfriend for drug charges. The policeman charged with her death was acquitted.
SKU will highlight a new little-known heart wrenching killing on this invitation each week and each day as we get closer to the SKU 8.28 National Day of Action.
SKU AUGUST ACTION 2018
THINGS YOU CAN DO IN PREPARATION OF AUGUST ACTION 2018
- Join us in organizing a “Stop Killing Us (SKU) Solutions Rally” for Saturday, August 25, 2018 (time to be announced); tentatively scheduled for Raleigh, North Carolina. You may call us at 919 939-5818 and/or send your commitment toward collaborating efforts and voluteering to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Join us in organizing our annual Stop Killing Us (SKU) Solutions Rally Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. If you would like to collaborate, assist, and attend, please notify us at 919 939-5818 or send an email to email@example.com.