When: Saturday, November 3, 2007 12:00 Noon (Pre-March Rally to begin at 10 A.M.)
Where: March begins at First Baptist Church 423 Shrewsbury St, Charleston, WVA 25301 and Marchers will proceed to Charleston WVA State Capitol Building for National Rally
Black Lawyers for Justice (BLFJ)
Malik Shabazz, Esq. (Attorney for Megan Williams and the Williams’ Family)
Phone: 202-397-4577 Local: (304) 657-1493
To bring national and statewide support to Charleston resident Megan Williams, the Williams Family, and victims of other hate crimes nationwide. The Jena 6 case, the rise in the hanging of nooses, and other current acts of racially motivated injustice and intimidation against Blacks/African Americans will all be highlighted at this National March against Hate Crimes. Families and victims of hate crimes that are occurring throughout the nation will attend. Black Lawyers For Justice, the Williams Family and organizers are demanding that Federal Hate Crimes charges as well as State hate crime charges be brought in the Williams’ case. We are also demanding, with the assistance of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional hearings on hate crimes against Black residents as well a wide range of actions to combat the growing attacks on Blacks in America.
Who are the Organizers?
The primary organizers for the march are Black Lawyers for Justice (BLFJ) and the Support Committee for Megan Williams. This march will be endorsed by at least 100 Black organizations, student groups, clergy, and leaders of every stripe.