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Building and Crossing the Bridge Towards Liberation

  • Gentrification, Colonizers, and Affordable Housing in Lexington, KY
    As Lexington engages in conversations across the city to address the lack of affordable housing in this city, it is of utmost importance we gain an understanding of how we arrived at this present moment. Throughout this week, various community groups and organizations will host “On the Table” conversations about affordable housing to gather community […]
  • County Attorney Lies at Community Q & A
    Current Fayette County Attorney, Larry Roberts and current electoral candidate Angela Evans attended a community Q&A hosted by Bluegrass Activist Alliance this evening. In response to a question about whether charges against protest leaders from the summer of 2020 were still pending, Larry Roberts let his delusional mindset spew blatant lies. No one in this […]
  • Black History Month: Reflections on John Bush, Lynched November 21,1884 Lexington, KY
    Below are newspaper articles listed in chronological order, telling the story of John Bush, a Black man lynched in Lexington, KY by the lies of a historic colonizing family, the Vanmeters. June 23, 1882 Maysville, Kentucky, The Evening Bulletin July 21, 1882, Standford, KY, Standford Interior Journal July 30, 1882, Louisville, KY, Courier Journal November […]
  • Bluegrass Uprising: The People’s Revolution Part 3- May 30, 2020
    A compilation of publicly available photos, videos, livestreams, and news coverage of the protests against police brutality in Lexington, KY on May 30, 2020. This is the third of several installments covering the 59 days of sustained protest demanding #LPDAccountability during the summer of 2020. Follow Peoples Blueprint for the complete collection of Bluegrass Uprising. […]
  • Bluegrass Uprising: The Peoples Revolution Part 2
    This is the first in a series of videos documenting the movement for #LPDAccountability in Lexington, KY. If you missed Part 1, you can view the first installment here: (Click the “Watch on YouTube” link) Part 2: May 29, 2020 The second video covers Friday, May 29, 2020 protests. If you would like to tip […]
  • Bluegrass Uprising: The People’s Revolution
    Part 1: August 2014 to May 29, 2020 Tip Jar for Sarah Williams as she works to complete this project: CashApp: $MamaDoula111 Venmo: @MamaDoula111
  • About Our Journey, How did we get here?
    By Sarah Williams, 9/25/2020 A timeline of events in people’s uprising here in Lexington, KY. Following the murder of #MikeBrown in Ferguson, MO, August 9, 2014, concerned citizens formed various organizations, alliances, and initiatives to address police brutality in Lexington, KY. The greatest move towards justice was realized in the local police department being required […]
  • Lexington Police Department Proposed Contract (CBA)
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  • City Council Vote on Police Contract 11/4/21
    Email your city council members about the upcoming vote on the police contract aka collective bargaining agreement: Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council will vote to accept or reject this proposed agreement Thursday, Nov 4, 2021. First, city council forfeits any further bargaining power if they pass the proposed CBA. Pending litigation could overturn the ban on […]
  • Bluegrass Uprising of 2020
    A Historical Timeline from May 29, 2020 to July 9, 2021 covering the marches, protests, direct actions , and events surrounding police accountability in Lexington, Ky. #LPDAccountability Compiled by Sarah Williams using Herald Leader archives . (Updates and Additions to be added.) May 29, 2020 WYMT May 29,2020 Afternoon Triangle Park Herald Leader Article With […]

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