SATURDAY: REV. AL SHARPTON TO BLAST PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S REPREHENSIBLE ENCOURAGEMENT OF POLICE VIOLENCE & RACIST “PADDY WAGON” SLUR—
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SATURDAY: REV. AL SHARPTON TO BLAST PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S REPREHENSIBLE ENCOURAGEMENT OF POLICE VIOLENCE & RACIST “PADDY WAGON” SLUR
With one month until the historic August 28 Dream Busters March, Rev. Sharpton to be joined by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa to highlight the importance of interfaith communities uniting around the common cause of combatting injustice
Rev. Sharpton will respond to President Donald Trump praising police violence to an audience of laughing cops at a speech Friday.
Reverend Al Sharpton and National Action Network will also welcome His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa to NAN’s Saturday Action Rally to promote interfaith dialogue as the key to combatting global injustice.
Reverend Al Sharpton, President, National Action Network
His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, Head of the Drukpa Lineage of Buddhism
National Action Network House of Justice
106 W 145th St.
Harlem, NY 10039
Saturday, July 29, 2017 — 9:00–11:00 a.m. – media arrival 9:15 a.m.
The rally can be seen on Impact Television Network, heard on WLIB 1190 AM and live streamed at www.nationalactionnetwork.net.
The Gyalwang Drukpa is the spiritual leader of the Drukpa order of Buddhism, and a U.N. Award-winning humanitarian and interfaith leader. He has spent his life connecting unlikely communities, cultivating interfaith tolerance, and finding common ground in the pursuit of peace. Whether providing disaster relief and empowering underserved religious minorities in the most remote villages of the Himalayas, marching with local ministers in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, or promoting and providing education for disadvantaged youth, he has been a staunch ally in the ongoing global fight to combat injustice.
The Gyalwang Drukpa and other speakers will highlight the August 28 Ministers March for Justice, when 1,000 ministers of all denominations will march from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to the Department of Justice to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration accountable for a disturbing rise in hate crimes and discrimination. Reverend Sharpton will deliver a sermon following the Gyalwang Drukpa’s appearance.
About the National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.
For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.
About the Gyalwang Drukpa
With over 30 million followers worldwide, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa is a tireless advocate for human rights, interfaith dialogue and education, and coexistence in the Himalayas as the region faces environmental and geopolitical upheaval due to its location at the nexus of India, China, and Pakistan. Despite repeated threats to his life and his religious order, His Holiness has remained steadfast in his commitment to interfaith dialogue as the key to peace and prosperity. Through his efforts to advocate for women’s rights and gender equality, and provide critical disaster relief to underserved communities of all faiths, the Gyalwang Drukpa has shown incredible courage and leadership in working to bring about interfaith tolerance and peace. By using his position to promote interfaith solidarity and empowerment in his frequent travels throughout the Himalayan region, he helps maintain peace in an ever-volatile regional buffer zone that is increasingly characterized by polarization, violence, and intolerance of outsiders. The Gyalwang Drukpa’s teachings of tolerance and empowerment have made him one of the most impactful peace activists in the region.