As the one year anniversary of Charlottesville approaches, people across the nation have been actively working to dismantle racism and hate within their communities, especially with the rise of white supremacist activity spurred on by the Trump administration and its disastrous policies. In the state of Maryland alone, there have been countless hate crimes and instances of public discrimination against POCs, women, religious minorities, and lgbtq people. These acts have occurred throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area, as well as the counties, and the outlying suburbs throughout the state.
Just last month, two Jewish students were followed at night and assaulted in direct proximity to Towson University. Within the city, anti-Semitic and racist graffiti has been popping up in the vicinity of UB and several neighborhoods in South Baltimore - a location which coincidentally has also been reported to be home to a nationally known Nazi record label. Keeping in mind the history of injustice enacted on people within the city by a legacy of racism, these attacks are just an example of a long standing fight many Americans experience every day and know all too well.
Thus, we with the Baltimore Working Anti Racist Committee propose a rally in solidarity with those who bravely stood up to these forces in Charlottesville, and those who continue to do so in their daily lives. We also will recognize the important of pushing back against white supremacist forces that have plagued the communities within this city, this state, and this country. We hope you’ll join us.