Confronting July 4th
CONFRONTING JULY 4TH: A MARCH TO HONOR BLACK AND INDIGENOUS ACTIVISTS
This event is being organized by a coalition of lesbian and queer activists plus filmmakers and historians. July 4th is full of contradictions that distort the meaning of freedom, liberation, justice and humanity. We want to give those involved in organizing and participating in marches for the past several weeks, months, and years, a venue for community where they can just show up.
We will march at 3:00 pm sharp, gathering at Fort Greene Park (at Willoughby Avenue), and ending at the Prospect Park 15th Street entrance, where we will have speakers, performers and DJs.
Join us for the March, at Prospect Park, or both.
March @ 2:30pm: Meet in Ft. Greene Park @ Willoughby Ave (btwn Myrtle & Dekalb)
Rally @ 5:00pm: Prospect Park @ 15th Street & Prospect Park West (Speakers, Performers, DJs)
Speakers, performers, and DJs:
Judaline Cassidy, Tools & Tiaras
Miyhosi Benton, Women & Justice Project
Resistance Revival Chorus
More to be announced!
If you would like to sign up to volunteer at this event, please fill out this form: bit.ly/confrontingjuly4marshals.
Please contribute to our GoFundMe if you can, at https://www.gofundme.com/f/sfqjda-confronting-july-4th.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that there would be no America without stolen land and stolen people. That this fight for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness didn’t start with the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, but it began when the first ships invaded these shores.
That we can no longer celebrate our country without reckoning with our past and present. That this country is founded on the genocide of Indigenous nations, the theft of their land, and the enslavement of African peoples.
That the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness brand that America markets is a dangerous myth as we continue to oppress, dehumanize, and murder. That unless we all commit to fight for the lives and rights of Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other marginalized peoples, we will all continue to suffer the violence of systemic racism and white supremacy.
That is why this 4th of July we refuse to celebrate the whitewashing of this country. Instead, we will joyously and actively celebrate and honor the ancestors and activists who have fought and continue to fight tirelessly for the lives and rights of the people.
Join us on July 4th.
art work by @squid.licker