Bay Ridge activist leads NYC to DC March2Justice
Brooklyn is expected to have a strong presence at a planned protest march that will take demonstrators from New York City all the way to Washington D.C. on foot.
Linda Sarsour, executive director of the non-profit organization Arab American Association of New York, is the co-chairman of the March2Justice, a multi-day protest set to start on Monday, April 13 in which participants will walk from New York to Washington D.C. to deliver a “Justice Package,” a set of proposed law changes, to members of congress. The Arab American Association is headquartered in Bay Ridge.
Marchers will be stopping at cities and towns along the route to hold rallies.
Sponsored by Justice League NYC, a task force of juvenile justice experts, advocates and artists, the March2Justice is aimed at ending racial profiling and putting a stop to what organizers said is the militarization of police departments across the country. The organizers are also demanding a shift in the nation’s juvenile justice system from incarceration to prevention.