FFOYA House Director Toby Fatzinger will be joining the People's Caravan with Grassroots Global Justice as a representative from the SOKY chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth at the national political conventions.
The caravan will begin its journey in Cleveland, Ohio, to protest at the site of the Republican National Convention before heading to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. There will be direct action stops in Pittsburgh and Baltimore along the way.
"I'm excited to make contact with and learn from other grassroots activists and organizers while uniting as one voice in this very pivotal time in history," Fatzinger said.
Organizers from the front lines of black and Latino led social movements, climate campaigners, workers’ rights advocates and US military veterans mobilizing against war are coming together over shared concerns about the three major defining factors of this moment: white rage and misogyny escalated by the presidential elections, extractive dig-burn-dump economies promoted by politicians, and rising militarism at home and abroad. These practices will have long-term implications for black, Latin@, Asian & Pacific Islander, Arab and Muslim peoples; Indigenous Peoples; working class White folks, women and trans people and LGBTQ communities.
The People's Caravan is a call to action from communities of color and white folks to confront the growing acceptance and public condoning of racism and xenophobia; from women and trans people to reclaim feminism for the grassroots; from communities affected by polluting industries to build a new economy; and from veterans and organized communities around the globe to end US military intervention.
Follow Toby along the way on Twitter at @ffoyaHouse and @SoKyKFTC or follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ffoyahouse and https://www.facebook.com/SOKY.KFTC.
And consider supporting his work by making a donation for his trip here.
FFOYA House Mission
To foster a spirit of equality and fairness, bridging gaps between artists, activists and community members. Using art (not celebrity) as an impetus for change.