Rev. Al Sharpton will host a rally at the city’s Union Baptist Church on Tuesday to discuss an upcoming pre-inauguration march in Washington, D.C.
The civil rights leader, who will headline the “We Shall Not Be Moved” march in the nation’s capital on Jan. 14, also plans to discuss during his Stamford visit the implications of a Donald Trump administration for minorities, according to a news release.
Tuesday’s event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the 805 Newfield Ave. church.
Rev. Lindsay Curtis, president of the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention, said the organization is proud to co-sponsor this “effort of advocacy and activism.”
“This is not a time for our silence; there is just too much at stake,” Curtis said in a statement. “We heard the rhetoric of the campaign that clearly calls for our involvement and action. As a body of congregants all across our state we are duty bound to speak up for the voiceless and protect the gains made as a people.”
The event is also sponsored by the National Action Network, a civil rights group founded by Sharpton.
The network’s Jan. 14 march is expected to draw thousands of people to Washington just a week before Trump’s inauguration. The event will also mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
SOURCE: Nelson Oliveira