NAN Youth Director, Mary Pat Hector, students groups and organizations demonstrate in Atlanta for Colin Kaepernick—
On Sunday, September 17th, NAN National Youth Director Mary-Pat Hector, the Morehouse chapters of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, the National Action Network’s Morehouse College Chapter, the Atlanta, Spelman, and Middle Georgia chapters of NAN, the Davis Bozeman Law firm, Black Lives Matter Atlanta, SOS and more will hold the “United We Stand for Kaepernick: ATLANTA” march, going from Morris Brown College to the new Mercedes Benz stadium in support of Black men – like Colin Kaepernick– having their voices heard.
While many local activists have come out and made statements such as “We just want Kaepernick to have his job back,” giving Kaepernick a job is just papering over the cracks of a larger problem. Activists from Atlanta and around the country will participate in this grassroots effort to hold not only the NFL, but NFL owners accountable in upholding civil rights for all people — such as the right to peacefully protest.
Activists demand that:
- The NFL release a statement stating that they value Black life and their Black players.
- The NFL release a plan on how they will better diversify their organization off the field (i.e. owners, staff, and coaches).
- The NFL require diversity training of their players, coaches, and owners.