LGBT, progressive groups to march against white supremacy in Atlanta

A number of progressive, LGBT and pro-equality organizations will join forces with faith leaders tomorrow for a march to “take down” white supremacy.

The coalition includes Athens for Everyone, Black Lives Matter, the Feminist Women’s Health Center, Juxtaposed Center for Transformation, Inc., the NAACP, Racial Justice Action Center, Solutions Not Punishment Coalition, Trans(forming) and ZAMI NOBLA.

According to the event Facebook page, the mission is “to send a message to Georgia, and to America, that hate has no home here.” Marchers will start at Centennial Olympic Park and walk to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, as it was King’s philosophy of nonviolence that inspired the protest. In addition, marchers will proudly not wear masks, “as we stand for all to see the real faces of those who stand up to white supremacy.”

“We are against white supremacy, because it’s wrong and outdated,” Tracee McDaniel, CEO and founder of Juxtaposed, told Georgia Voice. “It’s a shame that in 2017, we’re still fighting the same old battles that were fought, and in most cases won, by previous generations. Your race, culture, gender or economic status doesn’t make you superior to anyone.”

GA Resists: Take Down White Supremacy March
Saturday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m.
Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Avenue West NW, Atlanta

The full list of participating organizations:

American Friends Service Committee
Black Lives Matter Atlanta
Georgia Alliance for Social Justice
Georgia Moral Monday
Georgia NAACP
NAACP Atlanta
NAACP Beacon Hill
SisterCARE Alliance
SOS-Save OurSelves

Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH)
ACLU Georgia
New Life Presbyterian
Athens for Everyone
Atlanta Grandmothers for Peace
CAIR Georgia
Compassionate Atlanta
DREAMWeavers Atlanta
Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
Feminist Women’s Health Center
First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta
GAE Retired
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Georgia Coalition to End the New Jim Crow
Georgia National Organization for Women (NOW)
Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition (GPJC)
Georgia Rural Urban Summit (GRUS)
Georgia WAND
Human Rights Campaign Atlanta
international action center (aaic)
International Rescue Committee
Juxtaposed Center for Transformation, Inc.
Lawyers United for a New Atlanta
Love Under Fire Inc.
Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
Monet Simon Designs
MoveOn Gwinnett
NAACP Carroll County
NAACP Clayton County
North Georgia UU Social Justice Cluster
Nuclear Watch South
Occupy Our Homes Atlanta
One Billion Rising Atlanta
Open Door Community
Organization of Dekalb Educators, Retired
Progressive Democrats of America – Georgia
Racial Justice Action Center
Sierra Club – Georgia Chapter
Solutions Not Punishment Coalition (SNaPCo)
Southern Anti-Racism Network (SARN)
Street Groomers
UniteWomen GA
Virginia-Highland Church
Women on the Rise
ZAMI NOBLA (National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging)