Activists embarked on a 10-day march against white supremacy
Participants in the “Unite the Right” rally, including members of the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white nationalists, clashed with counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 11 and 12. Counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed and more than a dozen people were injured in the violence. On August 28, a coalition of activists, organizers and protesters embarked on a more than 100-mile, 10-day march against white supremacy from Charlottesville to Washington.
“For a lot of white women who were not woke, who were not really a part of these movement spaces or these conversations, when we woke up last year on November 8, 2016, we were not aware of the way that going through the world … without acknowledgment of our whiteness, we didn’t realize the way that that was creating violence in the world and in communities of color. We didn’t realize how we were upholding the system of white supremacy and other systems of oppression through our lack of acknowledgement of our privilege.” — Bob Bland, co-president, Women’s March