2017 Event Details

THE PEOPLE’S SILENT PROTEST ART WALK

Dear Friend:

At 5pm on Friday, July 28, 2017 a coalition of engaged community, artists and activists will assemble on the Fountain Terrace at Bryant Park and march in silent protest to Columbus Circle where the march will end.

We unite to commemorate and honor the original 1917 NAACP Silent Protest Parade and stand together in solidarity to demand the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families.

WHERE TO ASSEMBLE?  Dressed in symbolic white attire, we will assemble on the Fountain Terrace at Bryant Park  starting 5pm . We will march at approximately 6:30pm .

WHY DO WE MARCH?

We march because by the grace of humanity and the force of truth, the dangerous, hampering walls of prejudice and inhuman injustices must fall.

We march because we want to make impossible a repetition of Minnesota, and Ferguson and Baltimore, by rousing the consciousness of the country and reminding the nation that, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. “

We march because we deem it a crime to be silent in the face of injustice in every form. We march to diffuse the caustic political climate.

 We march because we are thoroughly opposed to racism, police brutality, poverty, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism, fear, hatred and the host of evils that are forced on us. It is time for justice and equality to be manifested in the execution of laws and in the fabric of the country.  

We march in memory of the lost. They died to prove our worthiness to live. We live in spite of the death shadowing us and ours. We march in the name of the marginalized.  We prosper in the face of the most unwarranted and illegal oppression.

We march because the growing consciousness and solidarity  of equality coupled with the sorrow of discrimination and bigotry have made us one: a union that may never be dissolved in spite of  hate fueled agitators, scheming pundits and political tricksters who secure fleeting popularity by promoting the disunion of a people who ought to consider themselves as one.

We march because we want our children to live in a better world where justice, hope, love and equality prevail.  

Be in line on Friday and show that you have not become callous and cynical to the sorrows of humanity. Stand together for justice, tolerance and peace.

Yours in righteous indignation

engaged citizens of New York

A Kindred Arts production: March related questions can be sent to: info@kindredarts.org