On this day we protested the Contra Costa (anti)Family Court. We were passionate. We were mad. They took our children. "Give Us Back Our Children," we demanded at the top of our lungs and from the bottom of our souls. We shouted until each and every one of us was hoarse in the throat. Some of us shouted until we found ourselves in tears.
After our protest, Judge Joni Hiramoto, who presided over several of our parents' cases, announced she will leave family law by 1/1/21.
Rise up. #takebackou
America's child protection system is so deeply flawed that it needs to be dismantled and abolished. We parents need to come together to hold the system accountable. We need to stop CPS.
FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER. Our child welfare system and family courts are broken, all too often causing more harm than good. If you are poor, or black, or brown- you don't have a chance in hell. Help us either fix or dismantle this system. Join us October 27, at 2pm at Waterfront Park in Martinez, California.
In the past decade, black families have been pushed out of most San Francisco Bay Area cities and shoved into low-income housing in Antioch. Contra Costa Children and Family Services is racist and corrupt. Every single day babies are snatched from good loving homes. Parents aren't given an honest chance in hell. Children's lives are destroyed as they rot in foster care homes where they are physically and sexually abused, where they are ignored and neglected.
Protest Injustice in Child Protective Services. End the war on low-income families of color. Hold Child Protective Services accountable for violating the rights of families and children.
September 15, 2020. 2pm sharp.
4549 Delta Fair Blvd. Antioch, CA 94509
Meet at the field across the street.
*After the protest we will have food, birthday cake, and refreshments. Bring you own chair.
-Fight Child Protective Services and Family Court Corruption.
-End the war on families in low-income communities of color.
-End the POLICE-TO-FOSTER CARE PIPELINE.
-Defund Child Protection practices that lead to family separation.
-#stoptheclock on the Adoption and Safe Families Act to help families reunify during the COVID-19 pandemic.
-End federal adoption incentives, repeal the Adoption and Safe Families Act.
There was the killing of George Floyd and so many before him: Mario Woods in San Francisco, Pedie Perez in the city of Richmond, and Miles Hall in Walnut Creek- to name a few... But the over-policing and brutality of our young is not isolated to law enforcement abuse of power. Families are also over-policed and brutalized by Child Protection agencies and Family Courts across the nation. All too often it is law enforcement that feeds children into the foster care system where they are left to rot.
The Adoption and Safe Families Act made foster care and adoption into a billion dollar a year industry. The more families that are torn apart, the more money states are paid.
It is time to end the war on low-income families. Rise up. Take back our children.