Join City Life/Vida Urbana in marching to end white supremacy on Saturday, August 19th, 2017. We will gather at 9:30am SHARP, commit to a code of conduct which includes non-violence, and show solidarity with protesters across the U.S. that are standing up to systemic racism.
March to End White Supremacy, August 2017
City Life/Vida Urbana stands in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and with people across the United States standing up for justice and an end to white supremacy. The fight for housing justice, for community control over land, and against mass displacement is part of a larger global struggle against White supremacy and "profit over people".
Grassroots organizing against displacement is a matter of racial justice. According to local organizers, Charlottesville has experienced massive displacement of the African American community from a height of approximately 49% of the population in the early part of the 20th century to just 19% in 2017. This mass displacement is playing out in communities across the nation as gentrification and neo-liberal development push out Black and Brown working class communities to make way for luxury development. White supremacy plays out in the evictions and massive rent hikes we see throughout our nation's major cities. Without a grassroots movement rooted in the leadership of Black and Brown communities, our cities will become resegregated and our resources will continue to be extracted out of our hands and into large corporations. City Life/Vida Urbana is proud to be part of a local and national housing justice movement that fights every day to stabilize Black and Brown working class homes and builds power for real systemic transformation.
August 19, 2017 at 9:30am - 12:30pm
Reggie Lewis Athletic Center to Boston Common
Steve Meacham · · (617) 909-6182