June 6, 2020 1:00PM EST

MAKING MEANING OUT OF THIS MOMENT OF CRISIS: Forging an Abolitionist Strategy for Defending Black Communities

Join The Movement For Black Lives and The Rising Majority on Saturday at 10amPT/12pmCT/1pmET for a national call about the current resistance and how we can show up In Defense of Black Lives.

Cities across the country have erupted in protest and many are in flames. The horrific and violent murders of George Floyd, Nina Pop, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and Dreasjon Reed are inexcusable.

The compounding crisis of COVID-19 and increased police brutality speaks to the interconnected nature of white supremacy, racial capitalism, and the role of state sanctioned terrorism. Our communities continue to be overpoliced and under-served. That is the backdrop to righteous anger and uprisings we have seen these past few weeks.

We unapologetically call out these forces of terror and demand structural and fundamental change. Join us as we speak truth to power, harness our collective power in defense of Black lives, and chart a new pathway towards freedom.

Text Defend 90975 to learn more about the week of action.

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The Rising Majority is a Black and people of color led coalition committed to opposing the ravages of racial capitalism, settler colonialism, white supremacy and patriarchy. As Dr. King proclaimed so many years ago, “We need a radical revolution of values” in this country. Nothing could illustrate this point more clearly than the dual crises we face right now: the Coronavirus pandemic and its disproportionate impact on communities of color, as well as the continuing police, vigilante and state violence targeting Black and Brown communities.

The horrific murders of George Floyd, Nina Pop, Breonna Taylor, Tony Mc Dade, Ahmaud Arbery, and Dreasjon Reed are reprehensible and indefensible.

We send our heartfelt condolences to their families. They will not be forgotten.Their tragedies have translated to our call to action. We share the community’s powerful and uncompromising call for justice– immediate and long- term changes.

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