Black August: A Memorial March for the Victims of State Violence
August 9, 2015 is the anniversary of the killing of Mike Brown. One year ago, hundreds gathered in Denver to honor the life of Mike Brown and decry the system of state violence and racism that produced his murder. Over the last twelve months, the death toll has continued to rise, and our city has seen forums, protests, rallies, and legislation to push for an end to state violence in Denver and nationwide. The sad reality is that little has changed to prevent further state violence or to hold its perpetrators accountable. It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way.
Join us at 5:30 PM at Lawson Park, 2401 Welton St. (next to the Blair-Caldwell Library in Five Point) for a walk of remembrance, honoring the lives of people of color who have been killed or brutalized by state violence.
Wear black, bring signs, bring pictures or art representing those lost, bring water, and join us as we process downtown, to memorialize the lives lost in Denver and across this country to state sanctioned violence. We will mourn; we will grieve; we will chant; we will scream; we will sing. We will force our city, our state, and our nation to confront the genocide perpetrated on our communities, on our children, and our bodies.
Bring your energy, your sadness, and your anger–and your hope for a better world, too.