Monday kicked off Justice League NYC’s first March2Justice. Participants started their walk on Staten Island and will continue for nine days until they arrive in Washington, D.C. Along the way, they plan on engaging in rallies and mobilizations before they meet with legislators to demand congressional intervention on the national crisis of police brutality. According to the organization, they are “inspired and moved by young people and others across the country that continue to keep this movement alive in the name of justice. We now want to see action from the powers that be, and it’s time we take the movement t them.”
The march will cover five states, with movements planned in cities such as Trenton, Philadelphia, Baltimore and D.C., where the final rally will take place on Capitol Hill. The group then plans on meeting with law makers and giving them a “Justice Package,” which includes legislation to “end racial profiling, demilitarize the police force and shift juvenile justice from institutionalism to prevention.”
Justice League NYC is an organization consisting of juvenile and criminal experts, advocates, artists and formerly incarcerated individuals who have been brought together under the Gathering for Justice, a group founded by Harry Belafonte. Justice League NYC believes that this march will help change the “landscape of this nation and prove once and for all that all men and women are created equal. And we all have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” To learn more about the march, go to http://march2justice.com.