Hidden Heroes Awards

Please join us on the evening of November 17th to honor the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer at the 6th Annual Hidden Heroes Awards presented by The Andrew Goodman Foundation.

The Awards Ceremony will begin at 8pm and there will be a VIP reception starting at 6pm, which includes a light dinner and an opportunity to mingle with celebrities, including Steve McQueen, John Lewis, Bob Moses, Myrlie Evers, Harry Belafonte and others. 

In addition to honoring today’s Hidden Heroes and Steve McQueen, director and producer of “12 Years a Slave,” this one night event will bring together Visionaries of Freedom Summer and young social justice leaders, including Million Hoodies’ own Deputy Director Dante Barry and EBONY Magazine’s Senior Digital Editor Jamilah Lemieux, to discuss the future of Freedom and Democracy. 

Ticket proceeds will support the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s youth programs Vote Everywhere and Fellowship for Social Change.  We hope to see you for this exciting and meaningful event.WHENNovember 17, 2014 at 6pm – 10pmWHERENYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Pl
New york, NY 10012
United States

Justice for Ferguson and Beyond

Million Hoodies staffers and members have worked tirelessly to support the local organizing efforts in New York, NY and Ferguson, MO in the aftermath of the murders of Eric Garner in July and Mike Brown in August, two unarmed Black people killed by the police.

We’ve put together a round-up of important analyses on police violence and a summary of our latest activities to shift the narrative from criminalizing young people of color.

 Read our statements about the killings of Eric Garner and Mike Brown:

  • About the killing of Eric Garner
  • About the killing of Mike Brown

In July, our members joined the National Action Network in an effort to mobilize and rally behind a call to demand a thorough investigation into Eric Garner’s death. Following the rally, our staffers organized a Twitter town hall with over 14 of our local and national partners including Communities United for Police Reform, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Black Youth Project 100, 18 Million Rising, and more around the murders of Renisha McBride and Eric Garner, policing and surveillance, and technology.  



Saturday: People Around the World To Participate Via Livestream in the Historic 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Sunday: Million Hoodies Supporters To Honor the Death of Trayvon Martin with #HoodiesUp Social Media Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Million Hoodies Movement for Justice – a national non-profit founded to advocate on behalf of victims of racial profiling and senseless gun violence through social media and creative technology – is partnering with the Trayvon Martin Foundation, NAACP Northeast Region, New York Urban League, One Million People United for Change and The Roosevelt Institute to host the Virtual March on Washington on Saturday, August 24. This innovative online event will enhance access for people all over the world to take part in the historic 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Additionally, the coalition will provide free buses from Harlem and Brooklyn to Washington, DC for NYC-based supporters to participate in the March.

Along with covering the events on the National Mall, Million Hoodies’ Virtual March will feature its own guest speakers, expert panels, celebrities and musical performances. The livestream will also include a virtual town hall, where Daniel Maree – Founder and Executive Director of Million Hoodies, as well as Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Do Something Award – will discuss the critical issues surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin.

As Million Hoodies is dedicated to exploring tangible solutions to fight institutional discrimination and promote judicial reform, participants in the Virtual March are urged to sign and share a petition to pass the End Racial Profiling Act on TakePart.com. Million Hoodies will also use this historic weekend to honor Trayvon Martin by asking supporters to share a photo while wearing a hoodie using the #HoodiesUp hashtag on Sunday, August 25 at 7:16:56 PM EDT – the exact time of Trayvon’s death.

“Million Hoodies is indebted to the millions of people around the world who answered the call to action for Trayvon Martin, so the Virtual March is our way of repaying them,” said Maree. “With our unparalleled access to digital technology in the 21st century, there’s no reason why supporters in London, Australia, or South Africa shouldn’t be able to participate in this historic anniversary event. The Virtual March also represents our commitment to Dr. King’s vision of ‘creatively pursuing the paths of glory’ – which is what Million Hoodies is all about.”


The Million Hoodies Movement for Justice is a national nonprofit working to elevate the profile of victims of senseless gun violence and their families and to lower the barrier of entry for civic engagement through social media, creative technology, performance art and multimedia. In 2012, Million Hoodies created a new tool to help track and document incidents of police misconduct, violence, and victimization – including “stop and frisk”. Million Hoodies has since collected over 2,000 incidents of misconduct in New York City alone. Founder Daniel Maree also created the #MillionHoodies Movement for Trayvon Martin, which successfully generated global support for a criminal investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon by collecting over 2 million petition signatures on Change.org. Maree recently won the 2013 Do Something Award Grand Prize, which honors world changers aged 25 and younger.

Million Hoodies Goes To Washington!

On Saturday August 24th, the NAACP, the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice and many others will March on Washington to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the original march on Washington.

(If you cannot come, we could still use your support in donating!)

We are hosting a fundraiser on Thursday August 15th to help send as many activists down to D.C. as possible. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to paying for buses.

We promise a night of progressive leaders, drink specials, and ways to get more involved in protecting the Voting Rights Act and Preventing Racial Profiling.

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Justice Department: Open a Civil Rights Case Against George Zimmerman!

We’re calling on the U.S. Justice Department to open a civil rights case against George Zimmerman and have launched a petition to Attorney General Eric Holder. The petition says:

The Department of Justice has closely monitored the State of Florida’s prosecution of the case against George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin murder since it began. Today, with the acquittal of George Zimmerman, it is time for the Department of Justice to act. 

The most fundamental of civil rights—the right to life—was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin. We ask that the Department of Justice file civil rights charges against Mr. Zimmerman for this egregious violation. 

Please address the travesties of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin by acting today. Thank you.