BLACK MASS LA: Dejar de luchar es comenzar a morir...
Meet up: 10am
Roll out: noon sharp
Who: OVAS & Black Mass LA Organizing Committee.
What: 6h Annual (formerly Clitoral Mass) Black Mass LA
When: August 5th, 2017 Riders will meet up at 10am, Ride out at 12pm.
Where: LA Historic Park: 1245 N Spring St LA, CA 90012
Founded in 2010, Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade was born from the understanding that our intergenerational traumas are not singular but
rooted in the 528+ years of systematic dehumanization that continues normalizing the violent erasure of black & brown bodies
everywhere. Our work was born from a very real need to affirm our existence, reclaim our agency, engaging collectively in efforts to
propagate rage & rebellion. Our approach raw in its urgency still no less reactionary & misguided in practice inverting power dynamics in
the spaces created, the rhetoric, & wordplay. Falsely equating feminism with our genitals & genitals with our politics while completely
ignoring non binary ancestral teachings of the past & the fact that all of our bodies historically have been and still remain presently
targeted. We found ourselves replicating the same hierarchical systems/structures when we should’ve been instead destroying it all. With
our analysis still in development reflecting critically on our missteps, Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade will continue only as our origin story,
now to be known as the OVAS- Overthrowing Vendidxs, Authority & the State AKA One Very Angry Squad. In this same spirit we are
eager to present our annual ride formerly known as Clitoral Mass now to be called Black Mass. Like a dark funeral procession
acknowledging the death tolls & mounting terror faced by communities everywhere under siege. Black Mass will take the streets as a call
to transform our collective sorrow & mourning into ungovernable fury. Leave your face/identity at home, like the brave & anonymous black
bloc comrades, & en mass let us normalize the strength of our defiance, reaffirm our commitment to defend our hoods, our people & the
next 7 generations because simply it’s our duty to do so.