Beginning on Monday, a coalition of activists will commence a 10-day, 112-mile "March to Confront White Supremacy," which will begin in Charlottesville, Virginia, and end in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 6. If you are interested in joining the march and you live in Virginia or the D.C. metro area, then you can easily join a march near you. Or, if you do not reside in Virginia or D.C., you can still play an important role by actively supporting the march.
The March to Confront White Supremacy was organized by a coalition of activists and includes support form organizations such as the Women's March, The Movement for Black Lives, AFL-CIO, and Democracy Spring, among others. The march's website notes that its mission is as follows:
We are marching from Charlottesville to Washington DC to demonstrate our commitment to confronting white supremacy wherever it is found. It's clear that we can no longer wait for Donald Trump or any elected official to face reality and lead. We are coming together to reckon with America’s long history of white supremacy, so that we can begin to heal the wounds of our nation.
The march has a set schedule and marchers will cover pre-determined distances each day, culminating in a sustained civil disobedience campaign in Washington, D.C. beginning on Sept. 6. If you wish to join the march, check out the list of cities in Virginia and dates that represent march benchmarks. The march will go through the following Virginia cities: Commonwealth, Ruckersville, Madison, Culpeper, Remington, Calverton, Manassas, Fairfax, and Falls Church.
You can sign up to march for one day in between two cities or for several days across several cities (or even for the entire march!). You can also sign up to join marchers in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 6 and beyond.
If you are not located on the east coast and/or are unable to join the marchers, there are certainly still ways to support the march. The march organizers note that if you are unable to join in-person, but wish to virtually stand with the marchers, you can sign a support pledge on their website.
Finally, it is certainly possible that, as the march gets underway, other forms of support in cities around the country will begin to emerge, perhaps in the form of sister marches or campaigns. Thus, be sure to keep an eye on out on local events and local news coverage if you are looking for additional ways to offer support to the March to Confront White Supremacy.
One way or another, no matter where you are located, if you wish to support the March to Confront White Supremacy, then there are multiple ways to do so, whether through physically marching, virtually standing with the marchers, spreading the march's message, or offering financial support.