Book Cephus “Uncle Bobby X” Johnson


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Cephus Johnson, a.k.a Uncle Bobby, is a social justice activist at the forefront of ending police brutality in America. After his nephew, Oscar Grant, was murdered by a Bart police officer in 2009, Cephus founded two social justice organizations, the Oscar Grant Foundation and Love Not Blood Campaign. Since then, Cephus has received many prestigious awards for his activism, including The Fannie Lou Hamer Award 2016, The Hero of Forgiveness Award 2016, The Henry Moskowitz Award 2015, The Kwame Ture Black Star of Labor Award 2015, The Black Organizing Project Award 2014, The Martin Luther King Jr Gene Young Award 2014, and many others. He was a consultant for the movie Fruitvale Station, and has served as a leading expert on the creation of the Motherhood and Fatherhood Movement of children murdered by police.

Over the years, Cephus has appeared on many national and local television shows and radio stations as an expert in police brutality, including Katie Couric’s “Race in America,” MSNBC’s “Caught on Tape”; and many others. He is a sought-after speaker who has delivered workshops on topics such as, “Knowing your Rights; “How to survive if stopped by the police”; “Criminalization of young people by the justice system”.

Cephus has presented on these topics, and others, at The Left Forum conference, US Human Rights Conference, The Netroot Nation Conference, The ACLU Conference, The Free Mind Free People Conference, The National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), The Congressional Black Caucus Conference, Teachers for Social Justice Conference, and The National Bar Association Conference. He has also spoken at universities, high schools, and community events, and served as the West Coast Organizer of the United Nation Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent visiting the United States at Merritt College, Oakland 2016.

Known as the “People’s Uncle,” Cephus is a much beloved presence and invaluable resource for families suffering from police violence around the globe. He has been active at high profile protests — and has supported many high profile families — around the country, including those of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Emmett Till, Freddy Gary, and many more.

“He considers ending police brutality and supporting families who have suffered at the hands of police his life’s work, and deeply believes that when families work together, families heals together creating lasting sustainable change.”

 

 

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Laurie Valdez We Love you Uncle Bobby, your love for our families is heaven sent, especially for my Josiah♡
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‎Kris Kelley‎ to Cephus Johnson 1 hr · Uncle Bobby , I want to say you are truly a Hero , for myself and so many others I still question where I would be Mentally , Physically and Spiritually If I had not been blessed with your kindness love and support at a time of such devastation , you carried all the love and pain and loss from the horrible murder of your nephew , who was a Son to you , you shed tears and had a heart so big you wiped mine as yours fell down your cheeks. So Selfless , I still cry for Oscar , I cry for his Mother I cry for you , wishing I could somehow convince God to turn back the hands of time , I am still crying right now thinking about how good people , good families like yours and mine have been truly robbed of everything that America Promised . And still YOU RISE , AND STILL YOU INSPIRE AND STILL YOU HAVE PREVENTED WHAT WOULD FEEL JUSTIFIED BUT MAKE US LIKE THEM FROM OVERTAKING . I MISS MY BROTHER , I LIKE MANY OTHERS AM ENRAGED RIGHTFULLY SO , HOWEVER YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME SO MUCH , SEEING A MAN SO PAINED SHED SO MANY TEARS AND CONTINUE THE GOOD FIGHT LETS ME KNOW I CAN LIVE IN THIS PAIN AND STILL BE A BLESSING , SAVE LIVES AND RESTORE DIGNITY TO THOSE MURDERED BY CORRUPT KILLER POLICE . THANK YOU UNCLE BOBBY I NEVER HAD A UNCLE LIKE YOU . WITH SO MUCH LOVE KRIS KELLEY
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Workshop on Know Your Rights - 10 Rules for Surviving A Police Stop

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The 40-minute docudrama is the most sophisticated and entertaining film of its kind. Narrated by the legendary trial lawyer William “Billy” Murphy, Jr. (from HBO’s The Wire), 10 Rules depicts innocent people dealing with heavy-handed policing tactics used every day in the United States.