WASHINGTON - September 1 - March and Rally in Harlem
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2004
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: The Harlem State Office Building, 126th St. and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
Participants will gather at 2:00 pm behind the Harlem State Office Building on 126th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. At 3:00 pm, the march will travel south to 125th St. and then west to Frederick Douglas Blvd. It will then proceed northbound on Frederick Douglas Blvd. up to 151st Street and Macombs Place for the rally, taking place from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Among the artists performing are Wise Intelligent of Poor Righteous Teachers, Abiodun Oyewole from The Last Poets, and Nana Soul from Black Waxx Recordings. Visual artists, including Seth Tobecman, will display their artwork as well. Camille Yarbrough, often called The Hip Hop Foremother, commented, "Artists have always been for peace and justice. That's our job. But we put it on a human level so it's not just about politics or corporations."
Council Member and Mayoral candidate Charles Barron will be the event's Lead Dignitary. Radio pioneer Bob Law will host. Long-time peace activist, Rev. Herbert Daughtry, will also be featured, along with Chuck D of Public Enemy; Nellie Bailey of the Harlem Tenants Council; Harlem Fights Back; Ronald Casanova, Organizer for the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, NY; National Immigrant Solidarity Network; N'COBRA; December 12th Movement; CURE; several City Council Members including Robert Jackson, Larry Seabrook, Margarita Lopez, and John Liu; Still We Rise and Black Veterans for Social Justice to name a few.
Chief Organizer Tylon Washington states, "The purpose of this march and rally is to focus attention on issues facing Black and other communities of color - issues that will receive all too little attention both inside Madison Square Garden at the convention, and outside at the many protests of it."