Take A Stand Against Hate—Defend Our Communities
Our namesake Ella Baker once said: "In order to see where we are going, we must not only remember where we have been, we must understand where we have been."
The brutal force of racism in Charlottesville this weekend is part of a long history of racial injustice in this country. Ella Baker's words remind us that in order to move forward, we need to reckon with the truth of that history.
Together, we will overcome racial injustice, but to do so we must examine what led us to this moment. White supremacy takes many forms—it takes the form of violence, of segregation, of deportations, of incarceration, of criminalization, of divestment. It is critical that we see the connections between racist policies, advanced by those in power, and the racist violence in Charlottesville.
So what can we do now?
Tonight, we will join this call convened by #TheMajority to discuss how to defend our communities and confront hate from Charlottesville to the White House. Will you join us?
The Ella Baker Center will continue to call for Truth and Reinvestment—acknowledging how our country has continuously prioritized and profited from shackles, walls, and jails in communities of color, and advancing solutions that create opportunity for our families and neighborhoods. We hope you will stand with us.