Ald. Milele Coggs
Press Release

Black Women’s Empowerment March is Saturday

Black women participants are asked to wear all black clothing, participating men are asked to wear all green and other supporters are asked to wear red.

By - Sep 29th, 2017 04:20 pm

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will be taking part in the Black Women’s Empowerment March tomorrow (Saturday, September 30) in the 6th District’s Harambee neighborhood from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Marchers will gather starting at 9 a.m. at Victory Over Violence Park, 2615 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. and – following a short program at 9:30 a.m. — will walk to Crossing Jordan River, 606 W. Concordia Ave. Alderwoman Coggs said Congresswoman Gwen Moore, state Sen. Lena Taylor, state Sen. LaTonya Johnson, County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor and Alderwoman Chantia Lewis are also expected to take part.

“The Black Women’s Empowerment March is a positive event to show unity and to bring awareness to the oppressive treatment of Black women and how we have empowered ourselves to overcome many difficult challenges,” Alderwoman Coggs said.

Black women participants are asked to wear all black clothing, participating men are asked to wear all green and other supporters are asked to wear red.

Uplifting Black Liberation and Community (UBLAC) is hosting the march in coordination with Washington, D.C.’s National March for Racial Justice to highlight “the intersectionality of Milwaukee’s racial past and emphasize the invisible struggles of this city’s Black female, trans, and queer people.”

The event will end with light refreshments and fellowship.

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