Marches on Washington

This weekend, a national celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington is being held in Washington, DC on Saturday August 24th. Also this weekend, there is a feeder march of activists who are organizing against racial profiling, police terror, and mass incarceration.

The feeder march in support of the national celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington is made up of many long-standing community activists recently brought together by the nationwide protests of the Zimmerman verdict and the recent findings of the Washington Lawyers Committee study on racist arrest patterns in DC. The feeder rally is being organized to draw attention to racial profiling in DC. All persons who are engaged in similar struggles against the police terror and mass incarceration are encouraged to join in the march. People are assembling at Farragut Square (17th & I St. NW — near Farragut West and Farragut North Metro stops) at 9 AM and then at 10:30 AM march down 17th St. to join the national commemoration at the Lincoln Memorial.

For the feeder march, the confirmed speakers and participating groups include: Etan Thomas (former Washington Wizard), Shujaa Graham (exonerated death row prisoner), Yusef Salaam (Central Park Five), Stuart Anderson (Friends and Families of Incarcerated People), Jonathan Stith (Malcolm X Grassroots Movement), Seema Sadanandan (DC ACLU), Jazz Hayden (Campaign to End the New Jim Crow), Jamal Muhammad, We Act Radio, Collective Power DC, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Jobs Not Jails, PG People’s Coalition, ISO, and many others. Come support the struggle for justice and human dignity.

Source(s): The Campaign to End the Death Penalty

Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art

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