March with a mission

 

Our mission is to harness the national unrest and dissatisfaction with racial injustice into a national mobilization that strengthens local and nationwide efforts for racial equity and justice.

We are mobilizing a coalition of organizations, groups and individuals to stand together for racial justice, and call out white supremacy and its interlocking oppressions along gender, class, sexuality, ability, religion and immigration status. On September 30th in Washington, DC, we invite you to stand with us. Our vision is simple: to create a just and equitable future for communities of color and others harmed by white supremacy, so that we may all thrive together.

For generations, we have marched, sat-in, walked-out, blocked bridges, protested, and educated our communities about issues of racial justice in a struggle to transform the policies that produce these injustices.

The growing movement against racist policing tactics and police killings has transformed the U.S. political terrain and brought much needed attention to police brutality that is endemic in the U.S. At the heart of this movement is a rallying cry for justice for the victims of this violent system that disproportionately targets Black, Brown and Indigenous peoples.

Case after case, local and federal governments, the courts, police districts, and district attorneys have failed to deliver justice. Moreover, we have witnessed a so-called "Blue Lives Matter" police backlash that aims to reinforce racist policing practices and worsen police accountability to our communities. This year alone, thirty-two “Blue Lives Matter” Bills have been proposed in fourteen states across the country, even though police already enjoy a protected class status. Even the few and recent gains that have been won are being rolled back by the Department of Justice under the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

These rollbacks are occurring while white nationalists , Nazis, and the so-called "alt-right" are openly marching, recruiting members, and terrorizing people of color, Muslim and Jewish communities.


We are bearing witness to...

  • mass incarceration, the unequal treatment under the law and the state-sanctioned destruction of Black, Brown and Native lives.

  • increased state-sanctioned and interpersonal violence against trans people and attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer civil rights protections.

  • increased violence against Muslim communities abroad and at home and the erosion of their civil rights in the racist and islamophobic “war against terrorism”.

  • the normalization of rape culture, increased violence against women and infringement upon their rights to control their bodies, and the lack of equal pay for equal work, all overly impacting women of color.

  • continued environmental violence against people of color. From the Native peoples of the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock to the residents of Flint, Michigan.

  • the inhumane treatment of people with disabilities, of the working class and low-income by threatening and barring access to affordable healthcare.

  • the criminalization of the poor and immigrants both undocumented and documented.

  • a resurgence of anti-semitism and hate speech.


And we say #notonemore

NOT ONE MORE DEATH
NOT ONE MORE VICTIM
NOT ONE MORE HASHTAG

The March for Racial Justice is a multi-community movement led by a coalition united in our demands for racial equity and justice. We march because as long as U.S. laws, policies, and practices remain steeped in white supremacy, we will never see our basic human rights and civil rights fully realized.

It is our duty to dismantle this system of racist laws, policies, and practices that dehumanize people of color. Our mission is to harness the national unrest and help focus it into a national mobilization of people committed to working in local and nationwide efforts to undo racism until justice is won for us all.