City of Austin Honors Sandra Bland with ‘Sandra Bland Day’

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The City of Austin Texas has proclaimed that Saturday, July 13 is officially Sandra Bland Day. 
Austin Mayor Steve Adler made the proclamation official to observe Bland’s wrongful death four years ago while she was in police custody in Waller County, Texas, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

“Sandra Bland was an activist for racial justice, whose wrongful death was a call to action across the United States to change the way the criminal justice system produces unequal outcomes,” the proclamation read.

Members of the Community Advocacy & Healing Project and Undoing White Supremacy Austin (UWSA) are holding an event on the day called the Sandra Bland Day of Advocacy and Healing at Huston-Tillotson University. The event will promote healing and take a look into criminal justice reform.
“As we celebrate the life and legacy of Sandra Bland we will participate in a movement (march), dialogue, and learn about criminal justice policy…

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