WATCH: Celebrities, Grassroots Activists, National Racial Justice Advocates Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor and Issue Call to Action to Communities Nationwide
On Tuesday, June 9, a coalition of celebrities, grassroots organizers and national racial justice groups hosted a virtual town hall calling attention to the unjust killing of Breonna Taylor and the need for systemic reform of the nation’s legal system. The #SayHerName: National Town Hall for Breonna Taylor, co-hosted by Advancement Project National Office, the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), Black Lives Matter – Louisville, Black Womxn and The Root detailed why Louisville Metro Police Department police should be charged for illegally entering Breonna Taylor’s home, killing her while she was sleeping in her bed. Joined by local and national advocates and activists were celebrities in the movement for racial justice including Advancement Project Board member and activist, Jesse Williams along with Chandra Wilson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tessa Thompson, Jay Ellis, Regina Hall, Ellen Pompeo and Sterling K. Brown. Featuring the family of Breonna Taylor and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, the coalition demanded action and compelled the 2,000 participants to take action by signing this petition demanding no-knock warrants and to defund the Louisville, KY, police. Watch the town hall and help demand action in Louisville – and across the country.