On Friday morning D. Alexander Bullock eulogized 24-year-old Shavon Davis, a Detroit mother and member of his church who was caught in the crossfire of stray bullets last week and shot in the head.
Rainbow PUSH Michigan will commence its national Crusade for America Parent and Youth March on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at NOON. The march will begin with speakers and performances at Highland Park’s McGregor Library located at 12244 Woodward Ave., Highland Park, MI 48203.
“Tomorrow we remember the powerful vision of Dr. King's I Have A Dream speech. It is a vision of freedom, full employment and nonviolence. His dream compels us to start a nationwide crusade for America. A crusade to protect our freedoms, end poverty, fight racial injustice, curb violence, demand urban divestment, and defeat voter suppression.
This Crusade for America will connect people from across the country who face the same issues, but desire a true change from policymakers. Tomorrow we march for those in Chicago, New York, Shavon and all others who have been shot and/or killed due to the rising tide of violence that we are seeing,” said D. Alexander Bullock.
The next phase of the Crusade for America will focus heavy on Congress and reviving the ban on assault weapons after they return from their August recess for the lameduck session.
Speakers and performers at the Crusade for America Parent and Youth March include Cindy Estrada (Vice President, UAW), Christos Michalakis (President, Metro Detroit AFL-CIO), Donnell White (Executive Director, Detroit Branch NAACP) Yo-Yo (Hip Hop Artist), French Dukettes Step Team, the Honorable Tim Greimel (Michigan House of Representatives), Oak Park High School Marching Band and the Honorable DeAndre Windom (Mayor, City of Highland Park).
The march will feature peace and justice workshops, music, art, direct action trainings and a job fair. Much more than a march, Crusade for America is a movement!
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