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Black Lives Matter Counter-protest at UNR Public · Hosted by Krys Ro and Aaron Alvarez

  • Joe Crowley Student Union 1664 North Virginia Street Reno, NV, 89503 United States (map)

As a response to the Nazi rallies that will be held in the Bay Area on the 27th, we are hosting a Black Lives Matter Counter-protest! One of the most notable faces from the hateful and violent Nazi rally in Charlottesville is a student of UNR. To reclaim our city and redeem or great university we need to come together to show the country that Reno does not share the hateful ideologies of Nazism. The biggest little city is a progressive one that is marching towards the future and not moving backwards.

We will begin this peaceful protest in front on the Joe Crowley Student Union at UNR where we held Reno's first BLM protest last year. Parking is free at UNR on Sunday's and we will march our way downtown to thebelieve sign by the river. Bring water and signs.

Every BLM demonstration we've held in Northern Northern so far has been peaceful and we plan to keep up with that tradition and to continue to show our support and love to all walks of life. 

If you have any questions, would like to help organize this event or be one of the speakers at this event contact Krys Ro, Elen Valdez or Lexey Sheridan

Thank you for your support ❤️

BLM Reno-Sparks Mission Statement:

Black Lives Matter Reno–Sparks Group is not officially affiliated with the national Black Lives Matter Organization but share common goals. We are looking to establish a coalition with like-minded organizations in order to liberate the underrepresented communities in Northern Nevada with an emphasis on the Black population. We do not condone or promote violence of any kind. We are an inclusive, collaborative group that will host meetings and forums to discuss effective ways to tackle issues within our community. These issues include but are not limited to, restorative justice, improvement of community/police relations, increasing graduation rates, reducing Black-on-Black crime, and media bias when covering minority issues. We are a forum that gives the community a platform to voice their testimonies and expectations in solidarity to ultimately put an end to systemic and targeted racism. 

Black Lives Matter is an activist movement that campaigns against violence towards black people. The movement was co-founded in 2013 by three black community organizers: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. BLM regularly organizes protests around the deaths of black people in killings by law enforcement officers, and broader issues of racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system. 

#BlackLivesMatter ✊🏾