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J-20 Marcha por la Dignidad Migrante or Day of Resistance

  • 397 Pulaski Street Athens, GA, 30601 United States (map)

This January 20th, Inauguration Day, the people of Athens will come together for a massive rally and march in a public demonstration of our commitment to resist the coming horrors and our belief in the possibility of a better future.

There are so many of us in this community working hard to improve our society. But we're often isolated, hunkered down on our specific projects and in separate circles. So this day is also an opportunity to stand together and realize our collective power in public.

We know that mass movements have always been an indispensable part of positive social change. Now, as we face grave new threats in addition to the ongoing oppression of the status quo, the work of movement-building takes on a particularly fierce urgency.

And so, we have to follow in the footsteps of the abolitionists, the early labor organizers, the women’s movement, and the civil rights movement. Like all of these, we currently have the political power of the state, the economic power of concentrated wealth, and the social weight of ingrained ideologies stacked against us. Like all of these, we will win anyway.

We will commit to doing the work. We will make ourselves visible and our ideas impossible to ignore. We will stand together across lines of difference because we know that all our struggles are interconnected. We will demonstrate our togetherness in public, at the Day of Resistance rally and march.

Can't wait to see you there!

The Day or Resistance march and rally is being organized and supported by Athens for Everyone, the Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition, Bombs Away Collective, Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement, Clarke County Democratic Committee, Athens NAACP, Dignidad Inmigrante en Athens, Freedom University, Together We Will, the Progressive Action Coalition at UGA, Amnesty International UGA, Students for Justice in Palestine, and Our Hope MCC.

Later Event: January 21
Athens Social Justice Symposium