Date(s) - Saturday, Sep 12
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
March against systemic racism and police brutality in Danville and across the country! We will line up on Gilbert and Fairchild St. and march down Gilbert to Seminary St. to Vermilion St. and end at 201 N. Vermilion St., the office of the Danville Election Commission and Vermilion County Clerk.
As we stand against systemic racism and police brutality, we recognize that these injustices persist due to institutions that either intentionally or unintentionally empower them. We recognize that marches and rallies give us a chance to show our numbers and our strength, but we must go further than that. Systemic racism is allowed to exist because of systems of power that allow it. Those systems are run by real people, many of whom can be checked by something as simple as a vote. We must do more than say Black Lives Matter, we must act on this statement by making sure that folks who believe this statement are running our cities, our counties, our states, and our country. If we stand in masses at the polls like we have been standing in the streets, we can change the political landscape from the ground up. This is where we change the systems. When we encourage, mobilize, and empower our community to stand up and flex their civic power.
This is where we go from this being a walk down the street to a march with a purpose. We need you and your voice.