Wednesday, July 20, 2016
March Begins at 5:00pm
Foley Square to Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn
On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Greater New York (NPHC-NYC) and Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA) will host a peaceful march from lower Manhattan to downtown Brooklyn seeking justice against police brutality against Black people. The “No Doubt” March for Justice will begin at 5:00 pm in Foley Square and end at 9:00 pm at Cadman Plaza East in Brooklyn. (We are asking participants to arrive as early as 4:00 pm. In the event of any change, we will be sure to disseminate that change as soon as possible.)
The “NO DOUBT March for Justice” is coined as such primarily because our Black men, women and children do not receive the benefit of the DOUBT in police encounters as other people do. The phrase is also apropos in letting our communities, and the larger community, know not to DOUBT us – we are resilient, intelligent and powerful as well and have the ability to use our individual and collective resources to achieve justice for our people.
NPHC-NYC is the umbrella organization for the historic Black Greek Lettered Organizations in the NYC area and the MBBA is a citywide association of black lawyers. We collectively pray for the country and the world during these turbulent times. In the wake of the recent shootings of Alton Sterling and Philadro Castille, the members of MBBA and NPHC-NYC are galvanized into action. As a result, we call for the ongoing senseless killings of Black men, women and children to end.
We are excited to partner with NPHC-NYC for this march. We appreciate their support, and we all should use this time to collaborate with other local and national organizations to continue striving for justice.
Please direct all inquiries regarding the “NO DOUBT” March for Justice to Lucien Metellus at [email protected]. #BlackLivesMatter, #NoDoubtMarch, #NPHCNYCMarch.
For more information about the MBBA, please contact [email protected]