United Against Hate Rally
Join SURJ Greater Dayton, Dayton Rapid Response Team, Missing Peace Art Space and Dayton Indivisible For All on Sunday to stand United Against Hate. There will be speakers, spaces for connection with our beloved Dayton community of resistance, and an altar to honor those lives that have been lost to white supremacy.
Last year, a group of white nationalists and neo-nazis held a rally in Charlottesville, VA emboldened and supported by the president. A member of these groups from Ohio ran his truck into a group of counter protesters killing Heather Heyer and injuring several others. We are gathering on Sunday to stand United Against Hate and to commemorate senseless murder and serious injury to people, like us, taking a stand against white supremacy and hateful violence.
We, as SURJ Greater Dayton (Showing Up for Racial Justice) also witness the ways that white supremacy is present in police killings of Black and Brown people at alarming rates and we stand with Black Lives Matter and Ohio Families Unite Against Police Brutality in their continued efforts to bring this injustice to light and in seeking accountability from police who have killed unarmed Black and Brown children and family members throughout Ohio and the country.
SURJ also witnesses how ICE is a manifestation of white supremacist ideals and seeks to terrorize and torture immigrant communities, many of whom come to the US to seek asylum from the violence of their home countries, exacerbated by US Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean. We stand with Dayton Rapid Response Team and Missing Peace Art Space in their local work to support immigrant communities.
We stand against institutions and organizations that promote white supremacy and we ask you to stand with us.