Fri, Jul 31|
We Shall Not Be Moved March & Vigil
We Demand Justice We Demand Vigilance We Demand Retribution We Demand Reverence WE DEMAND LIFE.
Time & Location
Jul 31, 2020, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
Washington Park, Washington Park, Chicago, IL, USA
About the Event
Defend the dead. (Philip 2008, 26)
"What does it mean to defend the dead? To tend to the black dead and dying: to tend to the Black person, to Black people, always living in the push toward our death? It means work. It is work: hard emotional, physical, and intellectual work that demands vigilant attendance to the needs of the dying, to ease their way, and also to the needs of the living."
In the Wake: On Blackness& Being, Sharpe
Ripples left in tow, of that which has departed.
These ripples and waves of what once was yet now passed wash against all who stand ashore, and it is up to us to commemorate and honor the voyage.
This is our time to bare sight to the voyages and departures of so many forced to embark upon the crossroads, yet never given what they are owed.
What do we owe Black Trans People?
What do we owe Black Women?
Those so often and forgotten after sailing into waters in where we may not follow.
We Demand Justice
We Demand Vigilance
We Demand Retribution
We Demand Reverence
WE DEMAND LIFE.
Life given to the memories of those who’ve been taken from, and the life owed to we who still stand ashore.
WE STAND FOR BLACK WOMEN
WE STAND FOR BLACK TRANS PEOPLE
AND WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED NO MATTER HOW FIERCE OR FEROCIOUS THE TIDE.
This march will center the voices and experiences of Black Trans People & Black Women, if that hasn’t be made candidly obvious, all outside of the aforementioned communities know that you are guests in our efforts to grieve our own,
MASKS ARE REQUIRED, IF YOU ARE SEEN WITHOUT A MASK OR PROPER PPE IT WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU.
There will be a shrine provided for those who are centered within this ceremony, Black Trans People & Black Women, to contribute to if they so desire. We highly encourage the inclusion of photos, offerings, letters, etc..
March begins @ 4pm
We will Rally at Washington Park and the cross streets will be made public the day of the event.
We will be March .75 miles and occupying a space to hold space for ancestors, mourning, celebration and joy,
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