Saturday, September 30, is an important day. It’s the 98th anniversary of the Elaine Massacre, in which hundreds of black sharecroppers and their families were massacred by a white supremacist mob in Elaine, Arkansas. This year it is also Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, for people of the Jewish Faith. And it’s the date of the March for Racial Justice (M4RJ) and the March for Black Women, in Washington, D.C.
On Saturday, people will come together on the National Mall in D.C. to call for racial justice and equity and to call out white supremacy. M4RJ is the product of a Black and Indigenous-led organizing effort. And as a “march within a march,” the March for Black Women will center Black women within M4RJ, just as we need to be centered in the movement for racial justice.
M4RJ is urgently in need of support, funding, and sponsorship. I’m asking you to consider helping in whatever way you can to ensure this multi-community, multi-gender, grassroots, volunteer-run march is a success. Not everyone will be able to attend these marches but I hope that you will support the movements they represent. Here’s how:
White supremacy has finally been exposed as the bedrock of American society. This is why we march: to push back against the tyranny of white supremacy and in pursuit of justice and equality. None of us is free until all of us are free.
In the Shared Interest of Empowerment,
Tamika Mallory, Women’s March
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