After getting to Brooklyn last night (by means of taking over the Manhattan Bridge), we sat in the intersection in front of the Barclay Center for a 4.5 minute moment of silence for Mike Brown. It was the most powerful moment of my life.
New York City November 24th Ferguson Protests I’m center holding the End Racism sign - this is when we shut down the Brooklyn Bridge as an act not only demonstrating solidarity with Ferguson, but also to draw attention to the pervasive issue of racism in America (what some are calling the New Jim Crow). The protests are still ongoing, and I’ve been there every step of the way. This thanksgiving pause to consider the thanksgiving that Michael Brown won’t have with his family this year, and all the other thanksgivings stolen and families destroyed by police brutality or acts motivated by racism or other forms of discrimination. Go out to the streets of your local protest, and give thanks to those who will be around you for not letting a cheap holiday get in the way of change in this country.