Black Youth Project 100 to Lead March on Saturday, Jan. 16 to Reclaim MLK and Build Black Futures

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—January 14, 2016. On Saturday, January 16th, the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) Chicago Chapter in coordination with Assata’s Daughters and Black Lives Matter Chicago, will lead a march and rally in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s movement work in Chicago and to continue the fight against police brutality, economic inequality, and city corruption.

“A march on the weekend that coincides with King’s actual birthday and the nationally recognized holiday is important because King was not just about marching for voting rights. King understood that political equality is a partial goal and is weakened by social and economic inequality. This march and the Agenda to Build Black Futures represents both a continuation and an extension of King’s fight against radicalized poverty in America, says Todd St. Hill, BYP100 Chicago Organizing Co-chair.

BYP100 will launch an economic policy agenda, The Agenda To Build Black Futures on King’s birthday to build upon King’s unfinished economic and racial justice policy work. During the Chicago Freedom Movement, Black Chicagoans organized to demand open housing, quality public education, community development, and jobs that provide a livable income. BYP100 is committed to continuing this fight through demanding divestment from oppressive systems such as the Chicago Police Department, and investment in the lives of Black people.

Members of Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) Chicago Chapter will gather on Saturday, January 16th at 9:45 a.m. at 2040 W. Adams Street, Chicago to march to reclaim the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight against economic injustice in Chicago and demand a divestment from oppressive systems and an investment in Black lives.

Additional information can be found at Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/166282457069017/

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Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) is an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. We do this through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy and education using a Black queer feminist lens. We are an organization affiliated with the Black Youth Project.

www.byp100.org – @BYP_100 –  facebook.com/BYP100

Source: http://www.byp100.org