september 18, 2020
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We've been inspired to no end by the youth of nashville, especially in a time when they are having to navigate a global pandemic and still be kids. we are happy to celebrate and support these young revolutionaries as they lead us into a future of equality and justice. check them out below and fight for your rights.
teens For Equality
with over 30k followers on instagram, teens for equality is a powerhouse group of young women made up of zee thomas, 15; Jade fuller, 15; Nya collins, 16; kennedy green, 14 and rose smith, 15- who were galvanized by the murder of george floyd, a 46 year old black man, at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. Thomas reportedly found herself wondering why nashville wasn't doing what so many other cities were doing in response- taking to the streets. harnessing the power of twitter, the girls united with a common goal- to organize a peaceful protest. the girls manages to bring tens of thousands of people to the city to march in support of the black lives matter movement in response to police brutality.
the people's plaza
peaceful demonstrators gathered at the southern steps of the state capitol building at ida b. wells plaza, known to many as 'the people's plaza' protesting systemic racism and asking for the removal of a bust of known racist nathan bedford forrest and the defunding and demilitarization of the police. on june 12, 2020, the group began their peaceful protest, in which they occupied the plaza for 62 days.
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