April 20: One voice, one message, one group march in unity
AUTODIDACT 17 | 4/19/2018, 3:41 p.m.
Activists have scheduled an anti-imperialist rally and march for Friday, April 20, protesting the rampant racism that has been prevalent in this society for centuries, with an event titled “Day of Outrage: Rise Against Bigotry & Racism.” It’s slated to start at 8 a.m. at Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza (Flatbush Avenue), with demonstrators leaving at 10 a.m. and heading to Times Square in Midtown Manhattan.
This event “represents a response to the current anti-immigration and foreign policies of the current administration toward Haitians as well as Blacks, Hispanics, their communities and their countries,” reads a flyer by the April 20 Coalition promoting this event.
Combating police profiling and terrorism, seeking equal education opportunities and speaking against U.S. foreign policies toward Black and Hispanic countries are some the topics to be addressed. The racist temperament of the current crop of politicians in Washington D.C. will also be a topic, as well the power of the mass media to propagandize the general public.
Simultaneously, “April 20 marks the 28th anniversary of the rally against the decision of the Food and Drug Administration that wrongfully stigmatized Haitians and Sub-Saharan Africans, as AIDS carriers,” reads the flyer. “Twenty-eight years later, along with other communities of immigrants and in a collaboration with elected officials, the historical march of the Haitian American community across the Brooklyn Bridge will be renewed to take another stand for dignity, respect, justice [and] immigration reform and of TPS /DACA, and shape an all-inclusive future for all disadvantaged and stressed communities in America.”
A significant segment of the city’s melanated population is expected to be present.
For details, please call 917-773-8162 or 917-705-3157.