Counter-protesters overwhelmed a "Free Speech" rally in Boston this past Saturday.



Weekly Activist Events Roundup: Hate Has no Home Here

In the wake of a successful counter-protest in Boston, and the after effects of violence in Charlottesville, this week’s roundup of local activism feels more important than ever. We’re marching for justice, saying No to war with North Korea, and standing in solidarity with those being persecuted—both at home and abroad. Ready to get your feet wet and be a part of the change revolution? See below.

Monday, August 21

Rally: No War With North Korea!What: Rally outside of the offices of Senator Gillibrand and Senator Schumer to say No to war with North Korea. Tensions are escalating and we demand peace, not war. Make your voice heard.

When: 4 PM – 5 PM

Where: 780 3rd Ave, New York, NY, 10017

For more info and updates, click here.

Flatbush Stands TogetherWhat: Join the Flatbush neighborhood in standing in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville. Love conquers hate. Organized in collaboration with Council Member Jumaane D. Williams.

When: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: MTA Subway Newkirk Plaza (B, Q)

For more info and updates, click here.

Tuesday, August 22

Outdoor Town Hall Against Confederate Monuments at Fort Hamilton 

What: Join Representative Yvette D. Clarke, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, and other community leaders to rally for the removal of Confederate statues still in place at Fort Hamilton.

When: 11 AM – 1 PM

Where: John Paul Jones Park, 4th Ave & 101st St, Brooklyn, NY, 11209

For more info and updates, click here.

Wednesday, August 23

Nonviolent Direct Action Against Racism: Washington SquareWhat: Gather in direct resistance to racism and bigotry in all its forms, and in the aftermath of Charlottesville, stand specifically against white supremacy and Nazism.

When: 5 PM – 9 PM

Where: Washington Square Park

For more info and updates, click here.

Friday, August 25

MACC General Assembly: Charlottesville/No Platform for Fascism!What: An assembly organized by the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council. This month’s meeting will cover progress on the No Platform for Fascism campaign as well as dates for upcoming demonstrations. Bring your ideas (and friends)!

When: 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Where: Verso Books, 20 Jay St, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

For more info and updates, click here.

Saturday, August 26

March for JusticeWhat: Organized by The Alliance of Families for Justice, this three-week-long march will start in NYC this Saturday and end on September 13 in Albany, on the anniversary of the 1971 Attica uprising. Whether you’re interested in joining the marchers for part of their route, or helping plan their trip, there’s room for you to join the fight for justice. Sign up here on the AFJ website.

When: Aug 26 – Sept 13

Where: The Alliance of Families for Justice, 8 West 126th St, New York, NY, 10027

For more info and updates, click here

Featured image via Slate

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