Fogo Azul at Confronting 4th of July
Confronting July 4th:
A March to Honor Black and Indigenous Activists
Meet at 2:30pm in Brooklyn
Fort Greene Park @ Willoughby Ave.
March to Prospect Park @ 15th St. Entrance
Rally @ 5pm.
Speakers, Performers, DJs
Featuring Fogo Azul NYC, Gotham City’s heartbeat and largest samba reggae band! Come move your soul with fellow activists to the beat of our drums. Fogo Azul will be at the Rally @ 5pm at Prospect Park Entrance at PPW and 15th St, as marchers come into the park.
From the organizers at https://confrontingjuly4th.com/:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that there would be no America without stolen land and stolen people. That this fight for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness didn’t start with the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, but it began when the first ships invaded these shores.
That we can no longer celebrate our country without reckoning with our past and present. That this country is founded on the genocide of indigenous nations, the theft of their land, and the enslavement of African peoples.
That the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness brand that America markets is a dangerous myth as we continue to oppress, dehumanize, and murder. That unless we all commit to fight for the lives and rights of black, brown, indigenous, and other marginalized peoples, we will all continue to suffer the violence of systemic racism and white supremacy.
That is why this 4th of July we refuse to celebrate the whitewashing of this country. Instead, we will joyously and actively celebrate and honor the ancestors and activists who have fought and continue to fight tirelessly for the lives and rights of the people.”