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“We are against white supremacy, because it’s wrong and outdated,” Tracee McDaniel, CEO and founder of Juxtaposed, told Georgia Voice.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.”
Organizers: 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
Partners: 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 Trans(forming) UniteWomen GA Virginia-Highland Church Women on the Rise ZAMI NOBLA (National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging)