Starting Date: 06-25-2005
Starting Time: 2:00pm
Colonial National Historical Park
Yorktown, Virginia 23690
United StatesSee also our blog at http://rally4socialjustice.blogspot.com
Join us at the Yorktown Rally for Social Justice on Saturday, June 25, 2005, at Yorktown Battlefield at Colonial National Historical Park in Yorktown, Virginia. THIS IS A RAIN-OR-SHINE EVENT ... dress appropriately for the weather.
According to Phil Stinson, president of the Center for Education Rights ("CER"), "CER is organizing and hosting the Yorktown Rally for Social Justice as a forum for a peaceful and educational rally as an alternative to the hate rally of the National Socialist Movement (NSM), KKK, Aryan Nation, and Skinheads that will be held on the same day, June 25th, at the Colonial National Historical Park in Yorktown, Virginia."
The Anti-Defamation League says that the NSM is the second largest neo-Nazi group in the country, trailing only the National Alliance. While some neo-Nazi organizations prefer blazers to brown shirts, this Minneapolis-based hate group is a throwback to the 1960's-era American Nazi Party, from which it descended; members wear Nazi uniforms and openly display swastikas to a degree unusual even among white supremacists. This explicit Nazi imagery apparently has not hurt its stature or standing on the racist right; in recent years it has grown considerably in membership and influence, with dozens of chapters across the country. Part of the reason for the group's growth has been its appeal to racist skinheads and other young white supremacists, who join in NSM activities ranging from literature distribution to armed paramilitary training.
Our values: social justice, diversity, tolerance, and non-violence.
Our rallies: family-friendly fun, peace-filled activities, vibrant live music, and thought-provoking words.
NOTE: We are also looking for student activists to spread the word. Please visit our blog and our website and then get in touch with us at email@example.com.
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