Protesters March Through Washington Streets for Racial Justice

Lester Mason
October 1, 2017

We have seen the contributions, stories and experiences of Black transgender and cisgender women minimized or altogether erased from the history of fighting against racialized violence and for racial justice throughout history in all respects.

On its website, the March for Racial Justice said its mission was to "harness the national unrest and dissatisfaction with racial injustice into a national mobilization" aimed at promoting racial equity.

On September, proponents of racial justice and equality converged in Washington, D.C. for the March for Racial Justice.

Black Women's Blueprint, BYP100 and Trans Sistas of Color Project and other groups have united for the March for Black Women on Saturday.

The organizers also take issue with recent efforts by Republicans in Congress to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which they say undermines and threatens women's reproductive health.

If you will be in Washington, D.C. on September 30 and wish to join the March for Black Women, you can gather at Seward Square in D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood at 8 a.m. Both marches will then proceed toward the Capitol building and then past the Department of Justice, before ending at the National Mall. Two thousand women were expected to participate, according to WJLA, though The Washington Post reports that 1,000 were expected at the Black Women's March and another 2,000 were expected at the March for Racial Justice. There will also be a candlelight vigil held at the MLK Jr.

Overall, the March for Black Women and the March for Racial Justice are seeking to bring attention to and remedy exceedingly important issues of racial injustice in the United States.

Two marches will take place in the nation's capital Saturday in the name of racial and gender inequality. The seek to reverse "laws, policies and practices that hasten inequality, dehumanize people of color and maintain white supremacy", and march "because as long as US laws, policies, and practices remain steeped in white supremacy, basic human rights and civil rights for all-our universal and constitutional rights-will never be fully realized".

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