A coalition of grassroots organizations, including No Place for Hate, Engage Falmouth, Coalition for Social Justice, and the Falmouth Racial Justice League will lead a rally in solidarity with the March for Racial Justice.
The March for Racial Justice (M4RJ) is being held in Washington, DC on September 30, but like many of the sister marches taking place nationwide, the Falmouth event is being held on October 1 out of respect for Jewish observance of Yom Kippur. The M4RJ is a black and indigenous led multi-community movement organized to resist the U.S. laws, policies, and practices that remain steeped in racism and white supremacy, including the alarming persistence of police brutality against minorities across the country.
In recognition of the diversity of voices that are often overlooked and unheard, indigenous tribe members and people of color are invited to share their experiences of discrimination at the rally. Members of the Cape Verdean, Jamaican, Jewish, Wampanoag, Muslim, Brazilian, Asian, and other communities have been invited to give short testimonies about what life is like for minorities on Cape Cod. The event will close with remarks from Dr. Kristen Harper of the Unitarian Church of Barnstable on how to begin uniting Cape Codders of all racial backgrounds.