Our heartfelt congratulations for fighting the criminalization of Southeast Asia
Idriss Stelley Foundation (ISF)
Law Enforcement Accountability Direct Services
4921 3rd Street, SF CA 93124
(415) 822-4732 office
REPORT POLICE ABUSE
(415) 595-8251 24HR Bilingual Crisis line
Dear YouthMediaCouncil Staff.
Our heartfelt congratulations for supporting Alameda Southeast Asian Youth and their families in their sruggle against criminalization !
We forwarded your announcement of the protest on Nov 27, which was forwarded to us tonight by Mary Ratcliff, editor of the SF Bayview Newspaper, to all our list serves.
Last year, among 82 other wesites 4 Justice set up and moderated ny our foundation, we launched Justice4BigO, in love and support of Big O Lefiti's family.
Big O, a Samoan Youth Counselor, was murdered by SFPD in June 06, only 2 weeks after they murdered Asa Sullivan
Last website for Justice we set up last month:
As many of you surely know, Brother Gary Jr. AKA G_Money, 20 yr. AfriKan American innocent, unarmed Youth, was beaten, tortured, Tasered 7 times then shot in the back by OPD officer Patrick Gonzalez.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to contribute in supporting these 2 Asian boys and their families.
We are available to set up a petition online at no cost.
In Unity & Respect
* Idriss Stelley Foundation
* SF_Village_Voice Community Radio
* Education Not Incarceration SF Chapter
* Free the Jena 6 SF Chapter
* Bayview CEDP (Campaign to End the Death Penalty)
* Hurricane Relief Board
* SF Youth Empowerment Funding Advisory BOard (DCYF)
* SF African American Community Policing Relations Board (AACPRB), South-east Branch
ISF is a nonprofit organization created
through the settlement of Idriss Stelley's vs. City &County and SFPD
and its allocation to his mother mesha Monge-Irizarry.
Her only child, 23 African American honor student was killed
by SFPD at the SF Sony Metreon on June 13, 2001,
48 shots, 9 officers, as he stood alone in an empty theater.
Idriss Stelley's case is at the root of
the 40-HR mandatory SFPD Mental Health Training,
ratified in SF in March 2002, and of the SF Police relorm,
that passed by a substantial margin on the Nov. 03 SF ballot
biological and extended families
whose loved ones have been disabled
or killed by law enforcement.
as well as Survivors of police misconduct
* Victory oVer Violence (support group)
* Support counseling
* Community altar
* 24-HR Trilingual Spanish/French/English crisis line
* Family outreach training program
* Monitoring of SFPD misconduct
* Police Reform (prop H) implementation
* Police Commission hearing weekly attendance
* Participation in Police Academy Citizen Training
* Volunteer and undergraduate program
* E-mail &Internet access for Families & Youth affected by
law enforcement misconduct
* "SF_Village Voice" Community Radio, 105.5 f.m.
* Member of Bay Area Network Against Police Brutality
* CEDP (Campaign to End the Death Penalty) SF Bayview
* Free the Jena 6 SF Chapter
* Education Not Incarceration (ENI) SF Chapter
* Member of African American Community Policing Relations
Board. South East Section, (SF, AACPRB)
The primary focus of ISF, justified by casualty statistics is:
to serve the Bay Area African American community and families of color,
although no one is turned down. Home visits can be scheduled if needed.
We are wheelchair accessible
We are seeking volunteers and interns to staff
our 24-HR crisis line, teach basic computer skills,
provide confidential support counseling,
staff special events
and help with fundraising
Idriss Stelley Foundation depends on the community in terms of donations
Checks can be made out to:
ISF , 4921 3rd St, SF, CA 94124
For an appointment, leave a message to
mesha Monge-Irizarry (415) 595-8251 / 24-HR Bilingual Crisis Line
Or write to iolmisha@...
"Local Heroes of the Year" Monge-Irizarry, Director
San Francisco Bay Guardian,
"Best of 2004" edition, July 28/04)
"Unsung Heroes" Award Dec, 2006,
Beyond Chronicle Newspaper.
* We_Are_The_Ones_We-Have_Been_Waiting_For Movement , Nominee;
(honoring a 1000 Women who make a substantial difference in ;our Peaceful World, spearheaded by Dorinda Moreno, Mother of the Xicano Moratorium). Feb 2007