The Youth have Somethin’ to Say! Join The Equity Alliance (TEA) and their coalition partners as they uplift the voices of the next generation of democracy defenders. TEA invites you to participate in their Nashville Freedom Summer March and Rally on Monday, August 21.
Freedom Summer, launched in June 1964, was birthed to expand the growing electorate with as many Black voters as possible in Mississippi. Today in Tennessee, we see that now more than ever, there is a critical need to build Black political power. Our community, from the young to the young at heart, deserves access to the same power and resources as our counterparts.
Together with their coalition, TEA is hosting events to educate, empower, and mobilize voters in Tennessee. Gen-Z is mobilized in a way that we haven’t seen, and it is our obligation to them to amplify their voices. From weekly phone bankings, volunteer training, canvassing, and more, TEA wants to give current and future catalysts for change the chance to use their voice and build political power in their communities.
TEA Freedom Summer will kick off in Memphis on Saturday, August 19 at 11:30 a.m. with Build The Bloc, a community canvass starting at Black Seeds Urban Farm LLC. Then on Sunday, August 20 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the Bridge The Bloc brunch at Thrive Social Bar.
Freedom Summer will then take its talents to Nashville on Monday, August 21, with an all-ages rally and march to mobilize Tennessee voters for the highly-anticipated special legislative session, slated to start on August 21. Here are the details about the Nashville portion of Freedom Summer.
On August 21, they will meet from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Then at 11:00 a.m., “Together We March” – they will march together from Tennessee State Library and Archives to the state Legislative Plaza for their rally. From 12 Noon until – 1:30 p.m. “Together We Rally.” The rally will last from after the march until 1:30 p.m.
Build a movement with them, and be a part of the shift we need to ensure our democracy. More information will be posted on the TEA social media pages leading up to the event on The Equity Alliance Fund Instagram and The Equity Alliance Fund Twitter.
You are encouraged to sign up now for the march at: www.mobilize.us/equityalliance/event/565772.
Event updates will be posted on: theequityalliancefund.org
The Equity Alliance (TEA) is a Tennessee-based 501(c)(3) nonpartisan grassroots organization led by award-winning Black women promoting intentional, unapologetic, innovative, and culturally relevant year-round civic engagement. Through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots organizing, and issue advocacy, their work is focused across three goal areas of Democracy, Growth, and Power, dedicated to improving the Quality of Life for Black people. They believe that democracy works best when everyone has a chance to participate, has equitable access to the voting booth and resources, and is empowered to be self-determining in making their own choices on who represents their values, interests and issues.