Confronting White Supremacy in Indiana
We have work to do. We must organize our fellow Hoosiers around our vision or the racist forces in the state will organize them around theirs.
Join us Thursday for a meeting to plan and commit to that work. Afterwards we will head to the vigil.
Statement from Hoosier Action:
Today, the members of Hoosier Action are grieving over the loss of 32-year-old Heather Heyer. She died honorably, taking a risk to stand up against racism and hatred.
The neo-Nazi and white supremacist violence that took her life in Charlottesville is horrifying — but it is not unprecedented. Our country’s history of racist violence stems back to its origins.
Nor is it particular to Charlottesville. We know that racist hate groups traveled from Southern Indiana to the “Unite The Right” rally. They are organizing, right here, to grow fear and resentment of black people, immigrants, Muslims, and other vulnerable communities.
When we saw video of them chanting, “You will not replace us,” we heard the fear in their voices. They are terrified of other people taking what they consider theirs. At Hoosier Action, we have a different vision: we know that in America, there is enough for all of us to live lives rich in dignity and abundant with freedom.
We will fight for that vision every day.
We will build power against the forces of white supremacy.
We will honor Heather Heyer by transforming our grief into courageous action.
We have work to do. We must organize our fellow Hoosiers around our vision, or the racist forces in the state will organize them around theirs.
Join us Thursday for a meeting to plan and commit to that work. Afterwards, we will head to the the vigil on the square.