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Sit-in for Racial Justice at So-Called Faneuil Hall
Wed August 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
We address the issue of endemic racism day by day and small battle by small battle. But victory is assured! So , let’s continue the effort together.
Second, I’d like to double down on the call I am making inviting any and all to our Aug 10 anti racism action at the so-called Faneuil Hall. Most of you know that Peter Faneuil was a slave owner, and therefore a notorious racist.
The name of Peter Faneuil should not adorn a publicly owned building. It should not be attached to any building. The name stands as an insult to blacks and all others. Can you imaging a building named “Hitler Hall?” No way.
Our effort continues at renaming the building. This requires us to convince the mayor and the Boston city council to host a hearing on the name change. Public pressure is required. So please join us 11 am August 10. We will meet at the flag pole on the grounds of city hall.
From there we will make a stop at the Boston city council, which will be in session at the time and then we will go to the Faneuil Hall Quincy Market Place (where the food court is). At this point we will “sit in” for 45 minutes!
I am asking you to change your schedule for the day to join us for two hours (11 am to 1 pm)
We hope this action will change history and lead the city into deeper dialogue and action about racial fairness.
We need a minimum of 100 people for impact, so consider organizing your community for this action. Quite frankly, the more people the better.
We need a nose count. Please confirm that you will be there with the Mass. Peace Action office at email@example.com or 617-354-2169.
We are planning a zoom organizing session for August 2. 7 pm. Let us know if you can be part of this information sharing session.
Finally, please watch our short educational film about why we want to change the name
Of Faneuil Hall. Check it out and share it please.
Looking forward to seeing you on August 10th, 11 am.
Kevin Peterson, founder, The New Democracy Coalition