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S4KIndy: Official Standing 4 Kaepernick Rally Indianapolis

DONT SLEEP will officially be organizing with Tim Clark and the Stand 4 Kaepernick movement for the Indianapolis Colts game on September 17th at 11:00am. As much as the S4KIndy: Official Standing 4 Kaepernick Protest – Indianapolis may have been initiated by the actions of Collin Kaepernick kneeling and sitting during the National […]

We Demand Justice Recap

  On Saturday, July 15th, several hundred citizens gathered on the south lawn of the Indiana State House to lift their voices and demand changes from local government. Many organizations came alongside the effort with statements of support, including IndyCAN, Indy Pride, Nu Black Power South Bend, Black Lives Matter […]

We Demand Justice! #Justice4AaronBailey

On Thursday, June 29th, 2017, shortly after 2:00 am, IMPD officers stole the life Aaron Bailey, a 45 year old unarmed Black man. After being pulled over for a supposed traffic violation and being detained for nine minutes, at some point during that stop, Bailey sped from the scene before […]

End the Violence Recap

Today’s City-Wide End the Violence Rally was necessary… It was a call to action and a display that regardless of age, race, side of town or station in life; collectively we are committed to ending the violence from our own spectrum of influence by speaking up when we see something […]

City-Wide End the Violence Rally

In the wake of steadily increasing violence in our city, an event has been created at the request of a recent shooting victim’s family. We will gather at the Indiana State House and march in unity to the Monument Circle for a rally to denounce the violence, commit to peace […]

You Cant Jail the Revolution: Stop SB285

In Indiana, Republican legislators have sparked outrage after introducing a bill that would empower police to remove protesters blocking traffic using “any means necessary.” Organizers and activists opposed to the legislation have dubbed it the “block traffic and you die” bill. The bill is being pushed by Indiana Republican state […]

Black Lives Matter: Justice March

DONT SLEEP partnered with Indy 10 and community members and allies to take to the streets of Indianapolis after the extrajudicial murders of Terence Crutcher, Tyre King and Keith Scott.  

SAY HER NAME: An Event Dedicated to those women of color lost to state violence

On Sunday, August 22, 2016; we gathered together to listen, to hear, to affirm and to remember the women we’ve lost to incidents of police brutality. To incidents of violence led by misogyny and Transphobia. #KorrynGaines #TanishaAnderson #SandraBland #RekiaBoyd #MyaHall #AuraRosser #YvetteSmith #MiriamCarey #ShellyFrey #DarnishaHarris #MalissaWilliams #AlesiaThomas #ShantelDavis #ShereeseFrancis #TarikaWilson […]

BLACK LIVES MATTER//Indianapolis Protest

In the interest of lifting our combined voices to protest the unjust murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Black Lives Matter organizations; DONT SLEEP and Indy10 Black lives Matter will join forces with local community activists, college students, concerned clergy and more to raise our fist in solidarity with […]