June 2nd | 7pm | Potters House
On July 6th, 2019, the far right and white supremacists alike will be converging at Freedom Plaza for their so-called “Demand Free Speech” rally. Organized by hate group the Proud Boys, the rally is supposed to feature speakers like rape-apologist Mike Cernovich, neo-nazi Milo Yiannopoulis, notorious Islamophobe Laura Loomer, western Chauvinist Gavin McGuiness, Trump’s former campaign advisor Roger Stone, and alt-right troll Jack Posobiec. They will weaponize free speech to normalize bigotry and hateful rhetoric against communities of color, LGBTQAI2S+, migrant workers, DACA recipients, undocumented communities, Muslim and Jewish communities, and other already marginalized communities.
An anti-fascist/anti-racist response will be demonstrating to confront the alt-right. For information about the July 6th rally: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841643212604509/?ti=icl
As we prepare to mobilize to counter protest against the alt-right’s desire to spread hate, we want to open the conversation about confronting white supremacy and fascism to the community, in particular to the marginalized communities most impacted by their hate. This panel is a chance for our community to discuss why D.C. should mobilize against the Demand Free Speech rally. The speaker list will be made of organizers and activists from the DMV, of the marginalized communities that are actively being targeted and erased by the MAGA white nationalist hate speech campaign.
We want to inform everyone that this event will have security at the front door and during the event.