Show Solidarity Against Hate

Action: Show Solidarity Against Hate

White supremacist terrorists on Saturday turned violent at a racist rally at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaving at least one* anti-racism activist dead. This is an appalling and horrific act.

Here are a few things you can do to counter this hate:

  1. Attend the Solidarity Against Hate march starting at 1pm in Denny Park, 100 N Dexter Ave. This march will proceed towards Westlake Park, where white supremacists are holding a "Freedom Day" protest.
  2. Support the organizations on the ground in Virginia who are standing up for the people under attack by these white supremacists. See this post for a list of who needs your help.

Good News:

Reportedly, the white supremacists decided to hold their rally because Charlottesville was in the process of removing a statue of Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park (nee Lee Park). Lexington, KY major Jim Gray decided that this was reason to announce and accelerate planned removals of the pro-slavery monuments from his city.

*There was one death at the time of this writing. The number may have increased by the time you read this.