SATURDAY AT 11 AM – 2 PM Suburban Silence is Racist Violence: Protest the MAGA Nightmare Woodward Avenue and 11 Mile


Suburban Silence is Racist Violence: Protest the MAGA Nightmare
Woodward Avenue and 11 Mile

Suburban Silence is Racist Violence: Trump’s Nightmare is not our Dream Cruise!
Join us on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 11:00 am at Woodward Ave and 11 mile road to stand up against racist authoritarianism. We will be there to send the message that we won’t be silent in the face of racist violence. Bring your signs, your banners, your mask, your music and song and invite your family and friends.
Event logistics: we will meet Saturday, August 15 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the corner of 11 mile road and Woodward Avenue. Stay as long as you’re able and invite family and friends. Brings signs and plan to social distance, wear masks, and respect one another’s space amid the COVID pandemic. Music, songs, and dancing welcome. Contact event organizers with questions:
Suggestions for signs include:
-Black Lives Matter
-Breaking Our Silence
-Disturb Our ‘Burbs
-Abolish ICE
-Reject Authoritarianism
-Defund Police
-Remember George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor
-White Silence is Racist Violence
-Dump Trump
-Our suburbs are up to US!
If you have not heard, the Oakland County Republican Party has announced a “MAGA Classic Car Cruise” for Trump supporters from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, the date the annual Dream Cruise would have taken place.
We are inviting our neighbors in Oakland County, Metro Detroit, Wayne and Macomb County, and people from across our state to break our silence against the racist, sexist, xenophobic, ableist violence this MAGA Car Cruise represents. Many of us living in the communities where this event is taking place feel embarrassed, sad, frustrated and shamed that there will be a gathering of individuals and their cars committed to racism and violence.
Too many who are actively turning the “cold civil war” into a “hot civil war” who even attempt to postpone or cancel elections in November. We cannot allow MAGA supporters among us to be empowered by our silence and their “freedom” to continue the great lie of America, a lie built upon racial capitalism and the “American Dream” that was built on the fundamental concept that it was acceptable and government sanctioned to loot and murder indigenous people and enslave African Americans.
Further, our Oakland County history is NO different. The destruction of Royal Oak Township provided the basis for all white south Oakland County suburbs to emerge in the early part of the 20th century, which was then followed by the housing and schooling policies of segregation & racism.
These racist, violent legacies are what all of us are collectively grappling with today. We may not have personally created this history but we responsible for changing the present and the future.
Let us join together this Saturday to break our silence about support a different vision for our communities moving forward! We will be there with a message of compassion and caring that is based upon the commitment to heal and create the beloved community.
As Vincent Harding said: “We are citizens of a country that does not yet exist” Vincent Harding:
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