Million Hoodies to host National Day of Dinners potluck to educate against hate

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Salim Chagui, Million Hoodies Organizing Fellow 

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Million Hoodies to host National Day of Dinners potluck to educate against hate

Just days after a noose was found in the National Museum of African American History & Culture, Million Hoodies seeks to mobilize against rising racial tensions

June 2, 2017

NEW YORK - The Million Hoodies Movement for Justice joins social justice organizations in the "National Day of Dinners" events occurring across the country on June 25th. This potluck-style event is meant to join neighbors and advocates in a serious discourse on political resistance, engagement, and a spirit of collaboration in several Million Hoodies communities including: Greensboro, NC, New York City, Ithaca, NY, West Florida, Riverside, CA, and Washington D.C.

“We’ve seen an awakening in America. In response to white supremacist hate speech becoming more commonplace in 2017, everyday Americans from all backgrounds are looking for a way to push back and to set a positive example for the next generation,” said Sam Johnson, Coalitions & Co-Chair of the New York City chapter for Million Hoodies. “The message we want to convey is: ‘Don’t hate, educate.’” 

The National Day of Dinners is just one step Million Hoodies is taking to engage with people who are looking to become politically engaged, but don’t know where to put their time and energy. The Day of Dinners lends itself perfectly to Million Hoodies’ model, which engages new activists in organizing local campaigns for social justice.

In addition to the National Day of Dinners, Million Hoodies members are working on expanding sanctuary through the Freedom Cities movement in cities, towns, and campuses across the country and preparing for their national membership convening in New York next month.

Anyone looking to attend a National Day of Dinners potluck should visit DayofDinners.org to be matched with a dinner happening in their area and even see who else is attending. People from all walks of life are encouraged to attend. 

National partners include Women’s March, Movement for Black Lives, Color of Change, United We Dream, Planned Parenthood, I am an Immigrant, Take on H8, Lush Cosmetics, Dream Defenders, and Gathering for Justice and Organize Now (FL).

Million Hoodies Movement for Justice is a human rights membership organization building next generation leaders to end anti-black racism and systemic violence. Our national network spans 10 communities and college campuses where Black and Brown young people are building local activist communities, launching direct action campaigns, hosting educational events, and responding to moments of crisis in their communities.

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