March for Our Mothers, Daughters and Sisters in Davis Draws Several Hundred

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On Father’s Day, a march that went from Playfields Park to Barovetto Park at Alhambra drew over 1000 people—the compendium march fell short of that mark but still drew several hundred in the heat on Sunday.

“For Our Mothers, For Our Daughters, For Our Sisters March serves to bring awareness to the systematic racism that has historically plagued the United States. As we recognize the need for equality in our city, state and country, we also celebrate the work being done today to make necessary change a reality. We celebrate and lift up voices of African American women in our Community,

“The timing of this March strategically marks the 55th anniversary of The Voting Rights Act, signed into law on August 6, 1965. It outlawed the discriminatory practices adopted by many southern states after the Civil War, including literacy tests as a prerequisite to voting.

“Additionally, we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

“As we march on August 9, 2020, let us join in discussion with our family and friends to remind this and the next generation that the end of racism and discrimination needs to begin today. Join us in remembering our Black Mothers, Sisters and Daughters who have lost their lives due to police violence and systemic racism. We will also be celebrating our Black Mothers, Sisters and Daughters that are actively working on Civil rights today as we remember those that went before them in the struggle.”

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David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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