The Take Back #003: Marching for Our (Black and Brown Lives) - Advancement Project - Advancement Project

The Take Back #003: Marching for Our (Black and Brown Lives)

The newsletter of resistance for people of color.

 

People of color have always been “the resistance” in the United States; they have been the moral conscience pushing us toward equal justice through long-fought struggles. Each edition of The Take Back is an effort to update you on this resistance, share resources and highlight the work of the Movement.

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Demand real school safety measures beyond police and guns.

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