The October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest on October 22nd, bringing together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police brutality.

The Coalition also works on the Stolen Lives Project, which documents cases of killings by law enforcement nationwide. The second edition of the Stolen Lives book documents over 2000 cases in the 1990s alone. Volunteers are needed to help with the research and editing of cases since then. Please contact stolenlivesprojectonline@gmail.com for more information.

Contact October 22 Coalition-National at oct22national@gmail.com






  • Check back for this year's Call for the 20th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization (in the works)
  • Click here for the list of contacts and assembly points for October 22, 2015
  • Click here for resources




  • Some Resources for NDP Actions


    Know your rights at a protest.


    National Stolen Lives banner created for the National Day of Protest 2012. Please email stolenlivesprojectonline@gmail.com if you would like to help with creating an updated one for this year.


    Downloadable "Danger: Police in Area" poster designed by Dread Scott.


    Need some (ideas for) chants? Check out these links, thanks to:
  • Redwood Curtain Copwatch
  • October 22 Coalition-LA
  • United Against Police Terror



  • The Call for the 20th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization

    (in the works)


    October 22nd is a day that people around the nation have mobilized every year
    since 1996 for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. It is crucial that we bring forward a powerful National Day of Protest in cities and towns across the U.S. to challenge the ongoing violence against the people. This October 22nd, stand with thousands across the country to express our collective outrage, creativity, and resistance in response to the crimes of this system. On October 22nd, WEAR BLACK, FIGHT BACK!

    JOIN US if there is already an October 22nd event in your area. CREATE one if you are in an area where there is currently no group organizing. For listings of activities around the country, see below.




    Contacts and List of Assembly Points for October 22, 2015
    Last updated 13 July 2015. Information is posted as it is received, so check later if your area is not listed yet - contacts for areas with actions in previous years are included when this year's details have not yet been sent in. Please email
    oct22national@gmail.com if you know of an action that is not listed below or if any corrections need to be made and to send reports of your protest!


    ARIZONA
    Phoenix, Arizona
    No direct contact yet

    Prescott, Arizona
    No direct contact yet

    Tucson, Arizona
    ~ tucsoncopblock@gmail.com
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/TucsonAzCopblock



    ARKANSAS
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
    ~ handsupnwa@gmail.com
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/HandsUpNWA



    CALIFORNIA
    Anaheim, California
    ~ 657-229-4053
    ~ hypnoquin@gmail.com (Quin)


    Berkeley, California
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/ASUCEAVP

    Central Valley, California
    ~ 209-518-7997 or 209-513-4421

    Fresno, California
    ~ 559-250-2434 or 559-942-0708 (Irene)
    ~ IWAPGH@aol.com


    Hayward, California
    No direct contact yet

    Los Angeles, California
    ~ October22.LA@gmail.com and https://www.facebook.com/October22ndCoalitionLA/ or
    ~ 213-840-5348 and StopMassIncarcerationSoCal@yahoo.com or
    ~ nidasrydas@gmail.com and http://www.michaelnida.com/home.php
    and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Michael-Nida-II/171901759570991


    Merced, California
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/735112646549643/

    Oakland/Bay Area, California
    ~ oct22BayArea@gmail.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-22-Coalition-To-Stop-Police-Brutality-San-Francisco/203521866383449 or
    ~ 510-984-3648 and stopmassincarcerationbayarea@gmail.com


    Oxnard, California
    ~ 805-328-4763
    ~ poder805@riseup.net
    ~ http://todopoderalpueblo.org/


    Redding, California
    No direct contact yet

    Redwood Curtain, California
    ~ 707-633-4493
    ~ copwatchrwc@riseup.net
    ~ redwoodcurtaincopwatch.net


    Riverside, California
    No direct contact yet

    Sacramento, California
    ~ 916-546-5FTP (Christina Arechiga)
    ~ endpoliceterror@gmail.com
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/endpoliceterrornow


    Salinas, California
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/niunamuertemassalinas

    San Bernardino, California
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/MeChadeSbvc

    San Diego, California
    ~ zkrm71@yahoo.com and https://www.facebook.com/capbsandiego or
    ~ uaptsd@gmail.com and http://uaptsd.org/ and https://twitter.com/UAPTSD and https://www.facebook.com/uaptsd


    San Francisco, California
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/blacknbrownsfsu or
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/mechxadeccsf or
    ~ rxmurray13@gmail.com or
    ~ lvpsf@igc.org


    San Jose, California
    ~ yiannimal@gmail.com

    Santa Ana, California
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/ChicanosUnidosOC

    Santa Clara, California
    ~ stopmassincarcerationbayarea@gmail.com

    Santa Cruz, California
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/HUFFSantaCruz

    Santa Rosa, California
    ~ 707-331-7389 (Ana Salgado) or 305-458-4071 (Terri Carrion)
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/JusticeforAndyLopez



    COLORADO
    Denver, Colorado
    ~ coforjustice@gmail.com or
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/justiceforryanronquillo


    Fort Collins, Colorado
    No direct contact yet


    CONNECTICUT
    Hartford, Connecticut
    ~ aswad.thomas@uconn.edu
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/HartfordMassIncarceration/


    New Haven, Connecticut
    ~ stopmassincarcerationct@gmail.com


    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    ~ http://www.ffoip.org/ or
    ~ http://www.ethicalsociety.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Ethical-Society/39879906039 or
    ~ 202-842-2873 and admin@thepeacehousedc.org and http://thepeacehousedc.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/occupypeacehouse



    FLORIDA
    Jacksonville, Florida
    ~ 904-631-1674
    ~ jaxnewjimcrow@gmail.com


    Lake Worth, Florida
    ~ lynnejpurvis@gmail.com (Lynne)

    Miami, Florida
    ~ 305-576-7449 (Ruth) and ruth@poweru.org and https://www.facebook.com/PowerUCenterForSocialChange or
    ~ 305-761-6843 and activist.malik@gmail.com


    Tallahassee, Florida
    ~ tallahassee.dream.defenders@gmail.com
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/TallahasseeDreamDefenders



    GEORGIA
    Atlanta, Georgia
    ~ 770-861-3339 and oct22atl@yahoo.com or
    ~ stopmassincarcerationatl@gmail.com



    HAWAII
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    ~ http://stopmassincarcerationhawaii2014.blogspot.com/


    IDAHO
    Boise, Idaho
    ~ lz120390@hotmail.com


    ILLINOIS
    Carbondale, Illinois
    ~ 803-414-5518
    ~ willie.lylesIII@siu.edu


    Chicago, Illinois
    ~ 312-933-9586 and oct22.chicago@yahoo.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-22-Chicago/302904095656 or
    ~ wechargegenocide@gmail.com and https://www.facebook.com/WeChargeGenocide


    Rockford, Illinois
    ~ 815-398-6322 or minister@uurockford.org (Minister Johnson)
    ~ universoulove@hotmail.com (Christopher)



    INDIANA
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    No direct contact yet


    IOWA
    Des Moines, Iowa
    No direct contact yet

    Iowa City, Iowa
    No direct contact yet


    KANSAS
    Kansas City, Kansas
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/1strugglekc

    Wichita, Kansas
    No direct contact yet


    KENTUCKY
    Lexington, Kentucky
    ~ ybwsocialjustice@gmail.com (April)

    Louisville, Kentucky
    ~ 502-874-7148


    LOUISIANA
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    ~ brownfightback@gmail.com


    MARYLAND
    Baltimore, Maryland
    ~ 443-928-5533 (Ameejill)
    ~ ameejill@hotmail.com
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baltimore-Bloc/436997373037153



    MASSACHUSETTS
    Amherst, Massachussetts
    No direct contact yet

    Boston, Massachusetts
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/PeacefulStreetsProjectBoston or
    ~ 617-506-9426 and live4bo@gmail.com and http://www.live4bo.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Justice4BO


    Cambridge, Massachusetts
    ~ 617-492-5443
    ~ info@revolutionbookscamb.org
    ~ http://revolutionbookscamb.org/


    Lynn, Massachussetts
    No direct contact yet

    Springfield, Massachussetts
    ~ 413-734-4948
    ~ frank@arisespringfield.org
    ~ http://arisespringfield.org/
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/ariseforsocialjustice


    Worchester, Massachussetts
    ~ communitiesunitedcollective@gmail.com


    MICHIGAN
    Detroit, Michigan
    ~ 313-768-7202
    ~ rbodetroit@yahoo.com


    East Lansing, Michigan
    No direct contact yet

    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    No direct contact yet


    MINNESOTA
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    ~ 612-874-7867 and cuapb.mpls@gmail.com and https://www.facebook.com/CommunitiesUnitedAgainstPoliceBrutalityMN and http://www.cuapb.org/ or
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/StudentsUnitedAgainstPoliceBrutality


    Twin Cities, Minnesota
    ~ 651-270-7592 (Raees)
    ~ romeror00@my.saintpaul.edu



    MISSOURI
    Clayton, Missouri
    ~ http://obs-onthemove.org

    Ferguson, Missouri
    ~ 314-282-7087
    ~ octmonthofresistance2014@gmail.com


    Kansas City, Missouri
    ~ 816-777-6574 (Rashad)
    ~ RYL994@mail.umkc.edu


    St. Louis, Missouri
    ~ 217-553-2999 and allison.anderson@wustl.edu (Allison) and saeedf@wustl.edu (Saeed) or
    ~ 314-265-4756 and ShowMeNoHate@gmail.com or
    ~ http://stlftp.tumblr.com/



    NEVADA
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    ~ 678-683-8279 (Cecily)
    ~ cecilymoreland@hotmail.com



    NEW JERSEY
    Freehold, New Jersey
    ~ Justice4Amit@gmail.com

    Montclair, New Jersey
    ~ 973-651-6396
    ~ http://www.uumontclair.org/social-justice/undoing-racism/


    Newark, New Jersey
    ~ 973-854-1730.
    ~ rdavis@aclu-nj.org


    Union County, New Jersey
    ~ 973-801-0001


    NEW MEXICO
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    ~ 505-934-2259 (Dyna)
    ~ vargagirl@live.com
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-22-Coalition-to-Stop-Police-Brutality-Albuquerque/417594535009220


    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    ~ concernedcitizens4publicsafety@gmail.com


    NEW YORK
    Albany, New York
    ~ 518-461-5702
    ~ cdonnaruma@hotmail.com


    Buffalo, New York
    ~ 716-587-1570 (Lewuga)
    ~ lewugabe@buffalo.edu


    Long Island, New York
    ~ 631-765-3494
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/UUSouthold


    New York, New York
    ~ 866-235-7814 (toll-free voicemail and fax) and oct22ny@yahoo.com and http://nyc.october22.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-22-Coalition-to-Stop-Police-Brutality-New-York/87429681537 or
    ~ 347-979-7646 and stopmassincarceration@gmail.com
    ~ takingastand@gmail.com or
    ~ lehmandreamteam@gmail.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lehman-College-Dream-Team/299535106737661 or
    ~ columbiaprisondivest@gmail.com


    White Plains, New York
    ~ tarinwespac@gmail.com or davis.darrell2@gmail.com


    NORTH CAROLINA
    Durham, North Carolina
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/LibertyAndJusticeForCarlosRileyJr

    Greensboro, North Carolina
    ~ 336-638-1448
    ~ stopmassincarcerationnc@gmail.com
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/NCGuilty-County-October-22nd-Coalition/157996174964
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/StopMassIncarcerationNC


    Raleigh, North Carolina
    ~ 919-720-2379
    ~ DestroyIndustrY@riseup.net



    OHIO
    Athens, Ohio
    No direct contact yet

    Cleveland, Ohio
    ~ clevelando22@yahoo.com or
    ~ 216-526-9645 and puncturethesilenceCLE@gmail.com and https://www.facebook.com/puncturethesilencecle


    Dayton, Ohio
    ~ 937-999-9379 and stopmassincarcerationdayton@gmail.com and https://www.facebook.com/SMINDayton or
    ~ zakiyachinyerelumumba@yahoo.com



    OKLAHOMA
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    No direct contact yet


    OREGON
    Portland, Oregon
    No direct contact yet


    PENNSYLVANIA
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    ~ 215-724-1618
    ~ phillyIAC@gmail.com
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/philly.iac


    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    ~ 412-512-1709 / miller.kennethalan@gmail.com (Kenneth Milller) and 412-430-1006 / taylor.celeste@gmail.com (Celeste Taylor) and www.JusticeforJordanMiles.com or
    ~ 412-628-5849 (Brandi) and Brandifisher33@gmail.com


    Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
    ~ hillberry2001@yahoo.com (Kay)
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/UnitarianUniversalistFellowshipOfThePoconos



    SOUTH CAROLINA
    Greenville, South Carolina
    ~ enjericho@gmail.com


    TENNESSEE
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    ~ 423-401-8893
    ~ ccjstreetteamchattanooga@gmail.com
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/concernedcitizensforjustice


    Memphis, Tennessee
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/MemphisUnited


    TEXAS
    Austin, Texas
    ~ http://www.wildavisproductions.com/copwatch/


    Dallas, Texas
    ~ 214-989-8888
    ~ mothersagainstpolicebrutality@gmail.com
    ~ http://www.mothersagainstpolicebrutality.com/
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/MotherAgainstPoliceBrutality


    Houston, Texas
    ~ o22houston@gmail.com and https://www.facebook.com/o22houston or
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/endmassincarceration.houston


    San Antonio, Texas
    ~ oct22sanantonio@gmail.com


    UTAH
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    ~ utahfightbacknews@gmail.com
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/utahagainstpolicybrutality


    Saratoga Springs, Utah
    No direct contact yet


    VIRGINIA
    Christiansburg, Virginia
    ~ homebody119@gmail.com (Margaret Breslau, chair of Coalition for Justice)

    Richmond, Virginia
    ~ duronchavis@gmail.com


    WASHINGTON
    Olympia, Washington
    No direct contact yet

    Seattle, Washington
    ~ 206-264-5527 and oct22seattle@hotmail.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-22-Coalition-To-Stop-Police-Brutality-Seattle/168280703224023 or
    ~ bsu.garfieldhs@gmail.com



    SOLIDARITY ACTIONS

    CANADA
    Montreal
    ~ 514-848-7583
    ~ 22oct-mtl@gmail.com
    ~ http://22octobre.wordpress.com/
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/justiceforvictimsofpolicekillings


    Quebec
    ~ https://www.facebook.com/ResistanceCitoyenne or
    ~ http://liguedesdroitsqc.org/



    NEW ZEALAND
    No direct contact yet



    To listen to, download and/or share the Voices Against Police Brutality Ch. 1: The National Mixtape, go to the O22 Bandcamp page.

    If you would like a copy of the Voices Against Police Brutality chapbook, please email oct22national@gmail.com





    Page updated 13 July 2015
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