The October 1 March for Racial Justice in New York City follows just a day after the March for Racial Justice in Washington, DC. Participation in the march is open to everyone — inclusion being its ultimate statement. The march itself is just a small part of the event, which is chiefly a rally featuring multiple speakers — to be followed by an hour-long march. The event will begin at 12:30 pm in Brooklyn. Marchers are being asked to gather at Jay Street Plaza (Jay Street and High Street) in Brooklyn (map and directions embedded below).
The March for Racial Justice NYC is sponsored by Young Feminists and Allies and the National Organization for Women NYC, along with a nonprofit named for the event itself, March for Racial Justice. There is a large number of endorsement groups and speakers, all of whom are listed at the Facebook page for the march. If you want to get to the essence of who is supporting the March for Racial Justice NYC — and what it stands for — you could do worse than to keep this endorsement organization’s name in mind: Hater Free NYC, which counts Gloria Steinem and actress/activist Kathy Najimy as supporters. The organizers hope to bring further attention to issues in NYC and other cities including:
• Broken Windows Policing
• Rikers Island/Mass Incarceration
• Public Education/Charter Schools