Black Lives Matter Syracuse would love your support for our Black August Cookout where we will have food, some music, and fun. Come get a plate and find out how you can get involved!
We will provide tables and chairs but we encourage folks to bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit on too.
If you want to volunteer send us an email at Blacklivesmattersyracuse315@gmail.comFacebook Event
Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 12 PM – 4 PM
Lower Onondaga Park Dr, Syracuse, NY 13207, United States
What is Black August?
The month of August bursts at the seams with histories of Black resistance–from the Haitian Revolution to the Nat Turner Rebellion, from the Fugitive Slave Law Convention and the foundation of the Underground Railroad to the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, from the March on Washington to the Watts Uprising, from the births of Marcus Garvey, Russell Maroon Shoatz, and Fred Hampton to the deaths of W.E.B du Bois and George Jackson’s own younger brother Jonathan killed while attempting to free the Soledad Brothers from prison. We celebrate Black August, commemorating the anniversary of George Jackson’s death while understanding his life as a revolutionary in a long and unbroken line of resistance and sacrifice of Black people throughout history.
(From Critical Resistance)
BLM Syracuse is a completely grassroots funded organization made up of individuals sacrificing their money, time and resources because they understand the value of black lives and the power that's created when black people work together. Your donation aides us in buying food, providing entertainment, and acquiring any other supplies for this event. Any support whether it's $5, $10 or more is greatly appreciated.