Archives 2014

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.