March For Racial Justice -RI

Start: Sunday, October 01, 2017 3:00 PM

End: Sunday, October 01, 2017 5:00 PM


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Join us on Oct. 1st. - India Point Park - Providence

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We are bearing witness to the rise of white supremacy, racism and fascism in our political and social discourse.
We are bearing witness to mass incarceration, the unequal treatment under the law and the state-sanctioned destruction of Black lives, to the violence against LGBQT persons, women and people of color to the injustices endured by the indigenous.
We are bearing witness to the inhuman treatment of the disabled, affirmed, working class, low-income and the most vulnerable members of our society.

And we say #notonemore. Not one more death. Not one more injustice or miscarriage of justice perpetuated by racist laws and policies.

The March for Racial Justice is a multi-community movement led by a coalition united in our demands for civil and human rights. We march because as long as U.S. laws, policies and practices remain steeped in racism and white supremacy, basic human rights and civil rights for all, will never be fully realized. we march to strengthen local and nationwide efforts for racial equity and justice.
It is our duty to dismantle oppression, and to challenge, reverse and put an end to laws, policies and practices that dehumanize people of color while sustaining white supremacy and racism. Our vision is to create a just and equitable future for our communities and country.

Our mission is to harness the national unrest and dissatisfaction with racial injustice into a national mobilization that supports organizations and local efforts fighting for civil and human rights and equity. We are mobilizing a coalition of organizations, groups and individuals to stand together for racial justice on October 1st in Providence, RI. We invite you to stand with us.

The Date
September 30-October 2nd marks the anniversary of the Elaine Massacre in Elaine, Arkansas. The Massacre was part of a series of massacres and lynchings during the Red Summer of 1919. Black soldiers returning from fighting in WWI, would no longer tolerate the inhumane treatment, racism and terrorism that greeted their return to the US. They resisted this treatment and demanded their Constitutional and human rights be honored and upheld by their country. They were met by murderous white mobs, many of whom were sanctioned by a white supremacists state. These brave Americans fought, against all odds, for the protection of their families, communities and liberty. Their deaths and imprisonment highlighted the foundation of white supremacy in our justice system. As not one person from the white lynching mobs was ever imprisoned for committing these criminal acts. On October 1st, we mourn their lives and honor their resistance. The courage of their resistance reverberates through the generations.

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