PRESS CONFERENCE & EVENT
WED. 9-28-2016 2:00 PM
The Steps of GOVERNMENT CENTER BOSTON, MA
Contact:Lynn Currier:From witnessing NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick’s courage to follow his heart and not stand for the National Anthem, we who care deeply about youth of color and social justice, have come together to publicly support Colin in his continued stance against the police brutality and other injustices within our society. We will support him by sitting and speaking out on the steps of Government Center, with the Federal Building as our backdrop. People of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds will be sitting with us on the steps to show the city, country and world that we all “sit with Colin” and demand reform and an end to systemic racism. This event has already gained momentum as within 10 minutes of our posting this press conference and solidarity event on social media, hundreds of people around the country have shown support. It only takes one person who follows their heart to start a movement.Speakers at the event will include:Several of our black and brown youth, Reverend William Dickerson of Greater Love Tabernacle Church; Wayne Dozier, the grandfather of DJ Henry who was killed by a New York police officer; Charles Clemons Muhammad, ex-police officer and community activist; Lynn Currier, football mom and Director of Haitkaah Social Justice Project, an organization that does crisis intervention and advocacy for youth of color whose safety and lives are at risk due to the affects of systemic racism; Bishop Filipe Teixeira of Diocese Saint Francis of Assisi, CCA, Bro Mwalim , Professor at UMass Dartmouth and New England Regional Director of the National Congress of Black American Indians; and Claudette Wright, football mom and radio personality.