Confronting July 4th!

The world appears to be changing very quickly, but of course it isn’t. There are decades (centuries, really) of activism behind the uprising against racism we are witnessing and participating in on our streets. This combustion of energy is the result of years of hard work by activists who never gave up despite the violent racism at the heart of the American system.
 
Confronting July 4th: Honoring Black and Indigenous Activists is a march and rally to acknowledge and celebrate the organizing of activists. We will march from the east side of Ft. Greene Park in Brooklyn to the 15th Street Entrance in Prospect Park. After the march, we will have a rally with speakers, performers and DJs. Celebrating a new way to think about this “Independence Day”, and our future.

July 4th is only days away and we are working hard to make this happen and we need YOUR help.

To create this event ethically, we are going to compensate artists and activists who will be on stage, rather than asking them to donate their intellectual, artistic and emotional labor for free. Something that is often expected and rarely rewarded. 
We will also partner with Black and Indigenous businesses as we produce this event. 

Here is a list of how your donations will support this event:
 
- Compensation for speakers, performers, artists and DJs
- Food, water for people on stage
- Art supplies - to make posters for march and stage
- March Supplies- bull horns, banner, PPE, sanitizer, wheelchairs
- Rally Supplies- A/V equipment, banners, pop up tents, tables/chairs, coolers
- Greening and cleaning supplies for the Prospect Park Bandshell
- Transport Van
 
* The more you give, the more we will be able to compensate our activists and artists on stage.  When you donate, take action and comment: I stand in Solidarity. OR I stand in Solidarity because (insert thoughts). *

"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."

 
**The Coalition to Honor Black and Indigenous Activists is a group of mostly LGBTQ activists who have worked together for decades and film professionals who know how to get things done.**

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 2 d
  • Kathryn LaMontagne 
    • $500 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
  • Beth Devlin 
    • $20 
    • 4 d
  • Marie Nazon 
    • $30 
    • 4 d
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Organizer

The Coalition to Honor Black and Indigenous Activists 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
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