On Sept. 30, Black men and women from across the United States, and abroad, are scheduled to head to the U.S. Department of Justice through two marches – The March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women — to advocate for racial justice, equity, and to address issues of White supremacy.
The March for Black Women is scheduled to assemble at 8 a.m at Seward Square at the intersection of Pennsylvania and North Carolina Ave., in Southeast D.C then at 10 a.m. a Black Feminist/ Womanist Rally is scheduled to be held.
On September 30th, the March for Black Women will center the needs of Black women and girls at the March for Racial Justice. (Photo: March for Black Women Media Kit.)
The March for Racial Justice is scheduled to assemble at Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill from 10 a.m. to noon.
The March for Black Women, facilitated by Black Women’s Blueprint, a civil and human rights organization of women and men who are focused on securing social, political and economic equality in the American society, will align their efforts with the March for Racial Justice in order to remind American citizens of the importance for justice for Black women, according to mamablack.org.
“So long as Black women are killed by the cops; so long as Black women are taken or go missing; so long as we are raped by friends or by strangers or by nationally renown predators– there can be NO JUSTICE,” according to the website.
The March for Racial Justice, a movement led by a united group of Black activists, calls for a reversal of laws, policies and practices that seem to support inequality, particularly in the age of Trump. The march seeks to bring awareness to US policies rooted in White supremacy and convey its threat to basic human and civil rights, according to m4rj.com.
At 12:30 p.m., both groups will meet at Lincoln Park before marching to the Department of Justice, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.