UPDATE: FSU N.O.W decided to ‘cancel’ the march the day before possibly due to permit issues. We will not allow our first amendment rights to be violated. Just because this organization is failing somehow does not mean we should not rally together at the capital along with the rest of our country in various major cities. Washington DC has 10,000 people on the streets today 10am-7pm… Tallahassee could possibly take 5pm-7pm out of their busy schedules and come join in solidarity for racial justice. We might not march*
“The FSU National Organization for Women will be hosting the March for Racial Justice in Tallahassee. The March for Racial Justice is mobilizing a coalition of organizations, groups and individuals to nationally stand together for racial justice, and call out white supremacy’s interlocking oppressions along gender, class, sexuality, ability, religion, and immigration status. Our vision is simple: to create a just and equitable future for communities of color, so that we all thrive together.
The FSU National Organization for Women invites you all to stand with us on September 30th in Tallhassee.
We will be marching together from the Capitol to Westcott.” -FB Event
You know what this means? It’s time to gear up. In the wake of Charlottesville, VA our numbers and support have tripled and we thank all of you for it. We must stand in solidarity with all groups that work in support of the common goal. Our purpose is to Organize and bring different communities together so we together can educate each other, and grow, in order to confront fascism.
We are blessed with a cooperative police force here in Tallahassee who mostly show support for these rallies by blocking traffic and making sure nobody gets hurt. The police are never dressed up ready for war, and this really shows the agitated yet peaceful crowd that they should feel safe; that they should be heard.
We will still have a presence at this rally to ensure the safety of each other and all individuals attending. Lone wolf, violent terrorist attacks from violent racist sociopaths are not something out of a movie anymore. As the days progress and the world finds itself churning in chaos… we must remain vigilant.
Tallahassee rallies are not quite known to have counter protesters as much as what you would say ‘infiltrators’ or lone wolfs that nobody else wants to accompany….so they get away with ‘trolling’ in the crowd. We saw this at the Students for Justice in Palestine rally. Were an ARA member had to confront someone who were chanting insults peppered in with our anti racist chants and laughing in between. Keep an eye out for people making rude faces during the speeches and watch their body language. We must not be complacent with the thought of lone wolf shooters.
Preparing is different from worrying and being afraid and letting that fear control your emotions. Please try to remain calm and have the best time possible. This is totally possible to do while remaining cautious and being prepared for an emergency.
We will be providing water and security and hopefully will have some handouts.