On Saturday June 19, March For Us will host its Juneteenth march and rally in Chicago, starting at 10 a.m. close to Jones Faculty Prep.
A program is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. at Daley Plaza. In response to a press launch, the aim of March For Us 2021 is supposed to coach the youthful era about Juneteenth’s historical past, along with acknowledging the vacation that commemorates the tip of slavery within the U.S.
Particulars additionally acknowledged that Ashley Munson needed to prepare one other occasion on Juneteenth to create a “4th of July” really feel for African People in Illinois.
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In response to the March For Us’ web site the occasion strives to construct on what previous civil rights activists beforehand established. Reform of systemic racism and police injustices have been two talked about subjects.
The Chicago Tribune named Munson as March for US 2020’s lead organizer.
“This motion began on account of Black individuals being essentially pissed off with how issues are,” Munson mentioned within the 2020 interview. “You may’t tackle police reform with out addressing the opposite issues that have an effect on Black individuals.”
Fairness in Black communities was additionally a famous part within the first march, which was held final yr on Juneteenth, in line with The Chicago Tribune.
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