Image: May 31, 2020, Nia White, 17, speaks to a crowd of protesters at City Hall. The march was organized by Freedom March NYC to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the burning of Black Wall Street. The protest was the largest non-violent demonstration to take place in the city that day.
Young black women are leading non-violent protests in NYC and we need your help. Freedom March NYC is a protest group organized by two black Columbia University alumnae Chelsea Miller and Nialah Edari. Currently at the frontlines of mobilization efforts in NYC, we are raising funds to support continued non-violent protests and policy reform. Freedom March NYC is mobilizing to become a youth-led civil rights organization for our generation. This fundraiser will support:
1. Trainings to help organizers in NYC and different cities center the message, de-escalate situations that may occur on the frontlines, and equip them with resources to push policy reform
2. Help with purchasing necessary supplies (face masks, goggles, water, etc.), equipment (megaphones, flyers, etc.), and travel (transportation to various demonstrations to provide frontline support)
3. Efforts to turn Freedom March into an established organization with a budget for staff, support team, and volunteers to assist with organizing non-violent protests and policy reform leading up to the 2020 presidential elections and 2021 NYC mayoral race
If you're wondering how to support. This is how. This is it. Even when the media turns the cameras off, we must continue to bare witness and mobilize for change. Our goal is 50,000 but we hope to exceed our goal through the rallying of our community, supporters, leaders, and allies. Please share. Please support. This is the movement. This is the work. And it's on us to make sure it's done.
All the use of funds will be publicly reported to maintain transparency with our community. When you’re done donating, ask a friend to match you.
Image: Freedom March NYC organizers standing in front of City Hall after the crowd has safely dispersed.
Image: Freedom March NYC protesters outside of City Hall participating in a non-violent demonstration to call for the release of protesters behind bars at 1 Police Plaza and the arrest of officers that mowed down protestors using NYPD van.