Juneteenth Dowtown March

June 19, 2020 - 11 AM – 1 PM

Union Park, West Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois

Supporting Organizations: Fight For 15 Chicago, Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Fight for $15

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11a-11:45a – Meet at Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60606

11:45am – March to McDonald’s Corporate Headquarters, 1035 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Juneteenth, celebrated on June nineteenth, is a day that honors Black freedom and Black resistance. This Juneteenth join the nationwide 6.19 Day of Action by attending this local event! We have three demands: divest from the police, invest in Black communities, and for Donald Trump to resign.

On June 3, 2020, in response to the killing of George Floyd, McDonald’s said those killed by police violence we’re “one of us.” Rather than an empty PR social media posting, the company could demonstrate its purported stance by, for once, halting its dividend and redirecting that money towards helping its frontline workers weather a pandemic disproportionately impacting people of color.

Workers demand McDonald’s stop putting Black employees’ lives at risk from Coronavirus!

Note on Coronavirus Safety

Mitigating Risk:

Do NOT attend gatherings or protests if you are ill or have symptoms of Covid-19 or if you were exposed to someone who had the virus.

Do not underestimate how dangerous the virus is. At the time of this writing, it has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States.
Although outdoor gatherings are lower risk than indoor gatherings, the larger the gatherings and the longer you are there, the higher the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19. Furthermore, situations where people are shouting or singing can spread more of the virus into the air.

At a protest it is sometimes impossible to remain 6ft apart from other protestors. To limit your exposure wear a face mask, gloves, and even cover your hair. For further protection, cover as much visible skin as possible without hindering your vision.

Avoid touching your face.

Avoid touching objects and surfaces that others have touched.

Carry hand sanitizer and use it often, especially before or after touching anyone. Consider bringing enough to share with fellow protestors.