Bay Area Lawyer Die-In for Racial Justice

January 16, 2015

The NLGSF is endorsing this event.

The Bay Area legal community (attorneys, legal staff, law students, professors, and allies) are invited to participate in a “Die-In” calling for an end to the use of excessive force, police brutality, and racial profiling in communities of color. This direct action is in response to recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the killing of unarmed civilians, Mr. Eric Garner, Mr. Michael Brown, and Mr. John Crawford. Their deaths and the subsequent grand jury decisions represent a fundamental failure of our justice system. This action is in solidarity with national protests to affirm that Black Lives Matter.

As representatives of the legal community, we are sworn to uphold the law and provide leadership in our communities. During this moment of crisis, we refuse to be silent witnesses to racial inequality and injustice perpetuated by the legal system we are a part of. We can and must do better. This action is a symbol of our commitment to demand and bring about change that is long overdue.

We call on the Bay Area legal community and all allies to join us.

This will be a peaceful demonstration.

Where: Outside the Supreme Court of California, 350 McAllister Street (@ Civic Center), San Francisco, CA 94102

When: Assemble Friday, January 16, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. Action to start promptly at 9:00am and end around 9:30am.

Rain or shine!

Those who are unable to lay down due to disability or for another reason are encouraged to participate in a manner most comfortable for them

Who: The legal community and all racial justice allies

Attire: Business attire encouraged, but not required. All are welcome.

Parking/Muni/Bart Information:
Parking is not available at the Courthouse, however there are several parking garages nearby.
BART: All lines from the East, South and West stop at the Civic Center station.
MUNI Metro: J-K-L-M-N cars to Van Ness and/or Civic Center stations Call (415) 673-MUNI (6864) or visit for more information.
MUNI Buses: 19 Polk; 31 Balboa; 49 Van Ness, 5 Fulton