4th of July Assemble for Equity and March
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San Francisco Ferry Building | 1 Ferry Bldg., San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
“What is the meaning of the 4th of July to the negro” was asked by Frederick Douglass over 150 years ago. It was asked due to the enslavement of black people who lacked the same freedoms, equality, and humanity this nation’s founders fought to obtain for themselves. Today, we have continued to see Black people’s lives devalued by the systematic failures still prevalent within the architecture of our nation. Yet, in a glimmer of hope, ACA 5, which will repeal Prop. 209 and reestablish affirmative action in California, is making headway in Sacramento and will likely go to the voters this November. Supporting it will have an immensely positive impact on the Black community and all ethnically minoritized communities in California. By coming together and sending a clear message of support, we can help provide better access, equity, and hope for future generations and you can help lead the way.
This event is a a peaceful march and rally here in San Francisco in support of the work being done to bring equity and justice to the Black community. The event’s main goal, other than to highlight the need for equity and justice, is to shine light on and motivate people to support transformative policies that will positively impact Black and other minoritized people’s lives – policies such as ACA 5. July 4th is an auspicious day and one that should bring reflection on how far we have come as a nation and where we strive to go. The vision of bringing such a diverse region like the Bay Area together on such a day and to support helping to ensure that Black Lives do matter beyond rhetoric is crucial. Moving people to continue this much needed work is no easy endeavor, but coming together to show that there is a deep love and care for Black liberation is important work that could really use your voice and presence as we continue the work of the civil rights movement.
The event begins at 10 AM on July 4th at the Ferry Building. We will march to City Hall where the speaking portion will begin around 11:25 AM The speakers will be community leaders and some elected officials in the Bay Area. Assembly Member Rob Bonta, who co-authored ACA 5, will headline.
Join us this July 4th at 10:00 AM!
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