Day of Mourning for Jayland Walker

Akron DSA joins the entire community in expressing sympathy, support, and compassion for the family of Jayland Walker on July 13, Akron’s city-wide day of mourning. Jayland Walker’s life mattered. Black lives matter. We hope the family can find peace and healing. We are pausing our protest actions and attending Jayland Walker’s viewing and funeral.


We remain committed to fighting for justice, which we believe will be achieved by meeting the Akron Organizers’ Demands. We hope to honor Jayland Walker’s memory by building community-led structures to ensure that no more lives are ended by the Akron Police Department.

View all our statements here.

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