Here is the most recent In-Kind Donation request list! Please take a look and confirm that you can provide the items listed with your organization. BMAGIC is now asking that organizations interested in participating look to donate funds towards the purchasing of backpacks!
As a part of the BMAGIC Summer Media Collaborative BAYCAT will be hosting friends from Pixar to show some of their short films and host a Q&A. There will be great snacks and a showing of the BAYCAT youth talent show. The event will be held on July 22, at the BAYCAT Office at 2415 Third St.
Please join us in July for our monthly Convener Meeting! Agenda minutes to follow!
PUBLIC DEFENDER’S ‘INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY’
TAKES AIM AT BIAS IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM
San Francisco, CA — An African American man runs through the streets of
San Francisco, prompting wary glances from onlookers. As he reaches his
home and scoops up his smiling toddler in a hug, a police siren wails.
“Show me your hands,” commands a voice off-camera.
The 30-second video, Innocent Until Proven Guilty, was created pro bono by
Tom Donald Films for the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. The PSA is
part of a national campaign launched by the San Francisco Public Defender’s
office to remind people of their Constitutional right of presumed
Jeff Adachi introduces Innocent Until Proven Guilty:
“People should be judged by character, not color,” San Francisco Public
Defender Jeff Adachi said. “In this PSA we are trying to get people to
reflect about their own possible biases and racial profiling. It’s a
reminder that nationality, race or sexual orientation doesn’t
matter—everyone has a right to be judged individually.”
Adachi decided to launch the campaign a series of high-profile studies and
news reports, including:
· An analysis of arrest data in San Francisco’s prostitution stings
(SF Weekly, Stung,6/16/10) found that Latino men may be unfairly targeted
and that some men are being cited without agreeing to sex.
· A string of violent incidents in the Bay Area earlier this year that
ignited tensions between the area’s Asian and African American
· A comprehensive study of racial bias in jury selection by the Equal
Justice Initiative (Illegal Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection: A
Continuing Legacy 6/10/10) found widespread evidence of discrimination
aimed at keeping minorities off of juries in the U.S., with prosecutors
asserting pretextual reasons to justify their removal.
BMAGIC has set the dates for the stuffing of over 2,000 backpacks with school supplies for the Backpack Giveaway on August 12th and 13th at the BVHP YMCA at 1601 Lane St. We are looking for organization staff and youth to come out and take part in this important work. The event cannot take place with this generous effort, and every year we have been lucky to have a significant number of great volunteers come out in support. We hope that you will be interested in being a part of this group this year, and bring youth to help out who will benefit from witnessing a community building event first hand.
See the link below for PDF!
Greetings Community! Please fill out the form linked above to sign up for a table at the 2010 BMAGIC Backpack Giveaway on August 14, 2010. Please indicate how many tables and chairs you will need and we also ask that you describe the child-friendly activity that you will be hosting along with your resources and information. We look forward to seeing you there!