Activists Father’s Day March in NYC
For Father’s Day, GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has released videos of LGBT leaders, civil rights leaders & labor leaders discussing the negative impact of the stop & frisk policy in order to mobilize these movements for a Father’s Day march that will advance a shared agenda of equality & justice. Videos, included gay allies Rev. Al Sharpton, NAACP President Ben Jealous & Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union President Stuart Appelbaum. The videos follow on the heels of LGBT orgs from around the country, convened by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), joining civil rights leaders, labor leaders & elected officials at the Stonewall Inn to declare support for the increasingly visible campaign against stop & frisk & participation in a Father’s Day silent march to end racial profiling, which has been organized by the NAACP, National Action Network & United Healthcare Workers East. The historic Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village is where a backlash against police harassment in June 1969 launched the modern LGBT rights movement. Herndon Graddick, president of GLAAD stated, "LGBT people of color are twice as likely to experience police harassment simply because of who they are or what they look like. The time has come for communities to work together to ensure that every person has the ability to walk the streets of their community without fear of harassment—from fellow community members & those who we entrust to keep our communities safe." "The coming together of civil rights leaders & LGBT leaders on this issue is a historic union with broad social and political ramifications. If we fight for each others’ issues it broadens & strengthens each respective movement," said Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, a convener of the Silent March Against Stop & Frisk and Racial Profiling, and MSNBC host, who endorsed marriage equality in 2004. This is definitely an interesting way to celebrate Father's Day. More Info: silentmarchnyc.org
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