The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade are only a few of the most recent examples of systemic racism that perpetuates police brutality and racial violence.
It’s the reason why Black lives are overwhelmingly more at risk for COVID-19 and why police are a leading cause of death for Black men. It has also allowed a white supremacist to rise to power and rule in the highest office of our land.
It’s time to tear this system down and build a just society where Black lives matter. That’s why we’re marching with the Movement for Black Lives on the weekend of June 19-21 to:
- Honor all the Black lives that have been lost in our country’s centuries-old history of racism.
- Demand divestment from policing and investment in alternatives that lift up and affirm Black communities.
- Call for the resignation of Donald Trump so our country can move forward and hold accountable the racist who has tried to divide us at every turn, vilify people of color, and fan the flames of violence.
Juneteenth is the oldest, nationally celebrated holiday that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Now is the time for us to march in the streets, honor our ancestors who fought for racial equality, and rise up to defend Black lives.
Our vision for the weekend of June 19-21 is to have millions of folks gather in the streets, from coast to coast, so we can demonstrate our united commitment in this fight. We know it’s going to take a mass public outcry for our leaders to finally take action and dismantle the systems that led to the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and countless other Black lives.
We cannot advance in the fight for gender equity unless we recognize and address the unequal burden Black women have carried for too long. For hundreds of years, many Black mothers have lost sons, daughters and children to racial violence, struggled to make ends meet in the face of a racist economy, and risked lives to be heard.
Women’s March recognizes this inequality and promises to be relentless in our efforts to address the intersectionality of women’s rights and the Black Lives Matter movement. We hosted a webinar with over 40,000 people on the role of white women in dismantling white supremacy, and are holding Defund the Police trainings (including this Sunday) to provide resources and tools to get active where you live.
See you there,
This is a difficult time for many. That’s why we’re only asking you to donate if you can afford to do so. We want you to take care of your loved ones first.