Get Involved in the Racial Justice Movement!

The trimming back of the Voting Rights Act protections. Constant threats to race-based Affirmative Action. Florida’s Stand Your Ground legislation rooted in fear. New York’s Stop and Frisk reveals itself as law sanctioned racial profiling. Household names Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander — We have the momentum necessary to strengthen the movement for racial justice.

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for civil rights.  It is the responsibility of our generation to ensure that conversations about race continue to discuss it’s relevance as more than the biases of bigoted individuals, but as institutionalized forms of oppression inscribed in our histories, policies, economic opportunities and social hierarchies. By placing all of our individual identities aside, we can form together as one movement for a new, invigorated racial justice movement.

Here are some ways to get involved

Saturday, August 24th:

  • 50th Anniversary March on Washington Weekend: Meet at the Lincoln Memorial at 8AM to march to the King Memorial and the Washington Monument. The speaking portion of the program begins at 9AM.
  • Virtual March on Washington: The Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, the Trayvon Martin Foundation, NAACP, New York Urban League, One Million People United for Change and the Roosevelt Institute are hosting a Virtual March on Washington. For those of us who cannot make it to DC tomorrow, there will be live streaming available of speeches, performances and guest panels.

Sunday, August 25th:

  • The Million Hoodies Movement is asking that people send in photos of themselves wearing hoodies with the #HoodiesUp hashtag at 7:16:56 PM EDT – the exact time of Trayvon’s death.

Wednesday, August 28th:

Immediately:

-Chanelle Adams, Blog Editor

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