A Black Lives Matter protest will happen in Durham this Friday, January 1st at 6 pm at CCB plaza according to an event posting on Facebook.
The main host/creator of the event is Desmera Gatewood, whose Facebook profile lists her as being a “Former Moral Freedom Summer Community Organizer at North Carolina NAACP“. In other words, paid Moral Monday activist.
Remember, the last Black Lives Matter Protests in Durham had a Teach for America (TFA) employee bailing out those arrested. Michelle Malkin pointed out the TFA protest connection and cited this blog for my coverage of the Durham protests.
Gatewood’s twitter handle is @frocratinator and is apparently chummy with Bree Newsome, the young woman who pulled a media stunt by scaling a flagpole in South Carolina to pull down the Confederate flag:
— DesmeraGate (@Frocrastinator) November 14, 2015
Other ‘hosts’ of the event include:
Facebook profile says she is the Director of Southern Vision Alliance and she is also the registering agent for the group at the NC Secretary of State. Johnson was arrested at Moral Monday in 2013. Southern Vision Alliance is tied to the Youth Organizing Institute, which has been conducting ‘school to prison pipeline‘ protests in the Triangle area.
Facebook profile says Jackson is the “Organizing Director at NC Student Power Union“.
I’ve written about this Occupy-style group before; view their Mapping The Left profile.
Her twitter handle is @. Ms. Jackson supports the Youth Organizing Institute and their theme of ‘kicking cops out of schools‘.
Facebook profiles says she is a “Former Intern at Student Action with Farmworkers” and attends Duke as a graduate student. Arriaga is also supportive of the Youth Organizing Institute and their movement to get police out of schools. Arriaga also co-organized a rally to ‘stand with Mizzou’ at Duke. Her twitter handle is @.
Known in some circles as “Q”, “Sister Q” or ‘Mini- Bully Barber’. Currently a student at NCSU and her Facebook profile says she is a “Writer at Nubian Message and Staff at Youth Organizing Institute” and “Past: NC HEAT“.
Wideman’s Youth Organizing Institute profile is not to be missed and begins with her ‘preferred pronouns’ and this statement:
“Qasima “Q” Wideman is the mixed-up, Muslim genderqueer poet child of two biracial parents, struggling through the confusion of the multiple diasporas, migrations, and class realities that have shaped their family and experience.”
Wideman is involved in the ‘school to prison pipeline’ protests and the lawsuit against Wake County Schools. Wideman is also a member of “Muslims for Social Justice“. Visit the Muslims for Social Justice blog and read the about page; to say they are Left leaning is an understatement. MSJ is big on Moral Monday, ‘Justice for Palestine’ and the “racist occupation“.
If you haven’t figured it out by reading these host profiles and the groups they are associated with, let me help clarify.
The ‘school to prison pipeline’ that Youth Organizing Institute and their partner groups protest about is the K-12 funnel and recruitment tool for the Black Lives Matter movement. We are witnessing them link the two up with this January 1st event.
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