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Saturday, June 13, 2020 Araceli Velasco
LATINX ORGANIZATION NHMC HOLDS PEACEFUL PROTEST IN WHITTIER, CA
IN SOLIDARITY OF BLACK LIVES MATTER
WHITTIER, CA (Jun. 13, 2020) – The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) stands with Black Lives Matter and the Black Community. It is the organization’s mission to end systemic oppression against Black and Brown people, and put an end to hate and racism. After the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other Black Lives that have been lost at the hands of police, NHMC and allies held a peaceful protest in solidarity of the Black Lives Matter movement on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 12:00 p.m in front of the Whittier Police Department.
Members of the community and NHMC supporters, along with youth leaders and activists attended and spoke during the event.
“NHMC has been in the front lines of combating hate for over thirty years. We will not be silent now that our Black community needs all of our support the most,” said Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of NHMC. “As Latinos, we have a long way to go to fight against racism, colorism, classism, and homophobia within our own community. But now is the time to show solidarity, educate ourselves, and listen. This is why we have gathered today, in the City of Whittier, where we have an office and where we want to encourage this city’s residents to engage in local government.”
Brenda Victoria Castillo was joined by NHMC Staff; Henry Bouchot, Whittier City Council Member; Danielle King, L.A. Urban League Young Professionals; Students from Cal State L.A. Black Student Union, Kaylin Drake and Kalani Robinson; Kaila Moore-Jones, Cal State Northridge Black Student Union; and Afro-Latinx Activists Yasmine, Campbell Henry Alexander Kelly, and Franceli Chapman Varela.
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