Feb. 10: UW Stands in Solidarity Against Hate


Saturday, February 10
12:00 p.m.
Husky Union Building
4001 E Stevens Way NE
Seattle, WA 98195

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UPDATE:

At noon, we will be holding a rally with speakers from the coalition in front of the Husky Union Building.

At 1 PM, we will be marching into Red Square.

On Saturday, February 10th, the University of Washington College Republicans are hosting Patriot Prayer, a far-right, fascist-sympathizer organization for a rally and march on the UW campus. Patriot Prayer has held numerous alt-right and Islamophobic rallies in the Puget Sound area and are hoping to use events like the one on February 10th to recruit more people to their hateful organization and spread their ideas of white supremacy. We are inviting you to mobilize your organization to help us stand up to the far right on campus and in our city.

As students and community members, we have formed an Anti-Fascist Coalition in the recent weeks and believe that the best way to demoralize and fight back against the right is to counter them wherever they show up and send a strong message that their voices are the minority. We can only do this united with many other organizations, faith groups, student groups and unaffiliated individuals.

The undersigned organizations are asking you to join us for a peaceful demonstration on Red Square at 1 p.m. on February 10th. We must show these bigots that their message of hate is not welcome on our campus.

We have developed the following statement in unity, and ask that all organizations that endorse our action agree with the following:

“We, the undersigned organizations, have a shared understanding and commitment to confront racism, sexism, xenophobia, and all other forms of discrimination and oppression on our campus and in our community. We recognize that only by uniting together in solidarity can we accomplish our goals not only to stop fascism and bigotry in the present but also to put forth our progressive vision for a hopeful and egalitarian future.”

In Solidarity,

Anti-Capitalists of UW
CARE at UW
Huskies for Food Justice
Huskies for NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
International Socialist Organization at UW
Jewish Voice for Peace
Social Equity Educators
Socialist Alternative at UW
Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights at UW
United Students Against Sweatshops at UW
Veterans For Peace
Young Democratic Socialists at UW

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