On December 17, 2015 New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 to remove 4 monuments to White Supremacy. Since then, they have allowed domestic terrorists, white supremacists groups and 3 Republican judges to scare them into not moving. It's time to make city government stand up and do their job.
On Thursday, September 15th, at the Christian Unity Baptist Church, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Take Em Down NOLA will be hosting a community forum aimed at gathering public support from both present allies and as many new supporters as possible. The forum will give an update on the pending court case on the monuments. The case takes place in two weeks, on September 26th, when the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether or not to remove the injunction currently preventing the city from taking down four white supremacist monuments.
Who: Take 'Em Down NOLA and YOU!
What: Community Forum
When: September 15th, 2016, at 6 p.m.
Where: Christian Unity Baptist Church, located at 1700 Conti Street
Why: Because these racist statues should have come down a long time ago!
How to help: Bring yourself, bring a friend, use your voice!
If the injunction is removed, the city can resume taking bids to bring down the monuments. If the injunction is approved, the monuments will have to remain in place until the case for removal can be heard at the district level. Either way, it’s time to mobilize and we need all Take ‘EmDown NOLA supporters to get active! Please RSVP on our Facebook event page and share. And share the flyer below (and attached) on Instagram, Twitter, and any other social media you use.
Food and refreshments will be provided! We look forward to seeing you there!