Friday, January 24th
8:30pm @ The Pinhook
117 W Main St in Durham
Come join us for a benefit concert/ dance party with Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba and Posifaction. All proceeds from the show will go directly to the family of Jesus “Chuy” Huerta.
This will be an All-Ages show.
Suggested donation $7-$20 at the door.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
More about Chuy:
In the early morning hours of November 19, 2013, Jesús “Chuy” Huerta was picked up by Durham police a few blocks away from home. His family had called police to ask for help locating him, as he had left home and his mother was worried about him. Instead of taking Chuy home when they found him, police arrested him on a months-old second-degree trespassing charge and took him to police headquarters. In the DPD parking lot, in the squad car, somehow a gunshot was fired and Chuy died.
The Durham Police Department’s internal affairs report has raised more questions than answers about what exactly happened that night (morning). Chief Lopez repeatedly refuses to accept any responsibility for what happened on November 19th, choosing instead to deflect blame and attempt to criminalize Chuy in death. As the Huerta family continues to demand answers and justice, members of the Durham community have supported them in many ways, including at public marches and vigils. (more…)