Archives 2013

VIRTUAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON!

MILLION HOODIES MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE, NAACP, THE TRAYVON MARTIN FOUNDATION AND COALITION OF SUPPORTERS TO HOLD VIRTUAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON

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.”

ABOUT THE MILLION HOODIES MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE

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.

Village Pourhouse is at 64 Third Avenue at the corner of E. 11th street. Code phrase is “March on Washington.” FREE HOUR OF BUDLIGHT AND WELL DRINKS FOR ALL THAT ATTEND!!!

1We promise a night of progressive leaders, drink specials, and ways to get more involved in protecting the Voting Rights Act and Preventing Racial Profiling.

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.

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION IN 100 CITIES!

“Justice for Trayvon” National Day of Action Vigils in 100 Cities outside of Federal Court Buildings Saturday, July 20th – 12 Noon

The vigils, taking place in 100 cities, will be a call to action pushing for federal charges against George Zimmerman leading up to the Saturday, August 24 March on Washington

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 877-626-4651

LOCATIONS

  1. Montgomery / Mobile, AL
    403 West Powell st.
    Contact: The Ordinary People Society
    334-791-2433
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    312 N. Spring Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Date: 7/2013
    Time: 9:00 am
    Tel: (323) 546-8173
  3. Riverside, CA
    Federal Building and United States Courthouse
    3470 12th Street
    Time: 9AM
    Contact: Carolyn Huyck
    951-236-9372
  4. Washington, D.C.
    The E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse
    333 Constitution Avenue N.W.
    Washington D.C. 20001
  5. Fort Pierce, FL
    Federal Courthouse
    101 S. U.S Hwy 1
    772-801-1965
  6. Jacksonville, FL
    501 West Adams St
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    904-333-9974
  7. Orlando, FL
    80 N. Hughey Avenue
    407-900-9569
  8. Atlanta, GA
    Richard B. Russell Federal Building
    75 Spring St. SW
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    12noon EST
  9. Atlanta, GA (2)
    3201 Summer Wood Circle
    Atlanta, GA
    678-362-3728
    stephens.savannah@gmail.com
  10. Augusta, GA
    1850 Gordon Hwy.
    Contact: Reach One Teach One
    706-210-9142
  11. Davenport, IA
  12. Michael Parker
    Federal Courthouse
    131 E. 4th Street
    Davenport, IA
    563-940-0888
  13. Chicago, IL
    Dirksen Federal Building
    219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL
    Time: 12PM – 3PM
    Contact Information:
    Maureen Forte’, President – 708.653.6545
    Pastor Ira J. Acree – 773.378.3300
    Rev. Dr. Marshall Elijah Hatch Sr. – 773.909.5051
  14. Chicago, IL (2)
    5913 W. Fulton St. #2
    Chicago, IL 60644
    Contact: Black Nonbelievers of Chicago
    773-294-1227
  15. Bowling Green, KY
    Warren County Justice Center
    1001 Center Street
    Time: 10:00 AM CDT
    Contact: Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee
    (270) 320-8432
  16. Shreveport, LA
    300 Fannin St.
    Contact: Dr. Artis Cash
    318-773-7947
  17. Pontiac, MI
    154 Wall Street
    Pontiac, MI
    12PM-2PM
    Contact: Melvin Grigsby
    248-648-5432
  18. Pontiac, MI (2)
    10 Water St.
    Pontiac, MI 48342
    10AM
    Contact: MBM
    502-330-0525
  19. Minneapolis, MN
    United States Federal Courthouse
    300 South 4th Street
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
  20. St. Louis, MO
    Federal Court Building
    Downtown St. Louis
    636-385-2922
  21. St. Louis, MO (2)
    United States Attorneys Office
    111S 10th St
    St. Louis, MO 63102
    Contact: Dr. James E. Coleman, Jr.
    1-434-426-2507
  22. Charlotte, NC
    401 W. Trade Street
    Contact: Charlotte for Peace & Justice
    704-458-1374
  23. Fayetteville, NC
    117 Dick St.
    Time: 3PM
    Contact: Kelechi Group
    803-743-2839
  24. Winston-Salem, NC
    1200 N. Trade Street
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Time: 11:00 AM
    Contact: Union Baptist Church
    336-283-1709
  25. Newark, NJ
    Federal Building
    On the corner of Broad & Walnut St.
    Time: 12PM
    Contact: Steffie Bartley
    (908) 296-6786
  26. Las Vegas, NV
    333 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    Time: 8AM
    Contact: Unity in the Community
    702-609-4420
  27. Buffalo, NY
    Downtown Niagara Square
    Buffalo, NY 14202
    Time: 6PM
    716-299-8299
  28. Hollis, NY
    191019 Jamaica Ave.
    Contact: True Worship Church of Christ
    347 279-7430