LONG WALK FOR FREEDOM
Why are we marching?
Too many human beings around the world face the appalling realities of enforced disappearances, torture, extrajudicial killings, and forced conversions. Amidst it all, those with the power to act stand by as global temperatures rise beyond the point of no return, sparking unprecedented fires, droughts, and massive storms.
It is time we stand in solidarity.
Join us at any of our major stops!
The march will begin on April 7, 2021 at the UN headquarters in New York City, NY, and end in Washington, D.C. on April 29. We will cross through five states by foot: Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.
March with us at any of our major stops! Please wear a mask.
New York City, NY
University of Pennsylvania
University of Maryland
Nassau St/Witherspoon St
Want to do more?
It takes a lot of people and resources to plan a 350-mile march. If you are interested, we could use your help!
We need $60,000 to cover food and water, lodgings, personal protection equipment, first aid, and other arrangements to afford protection and safe passage to all participants.
This march will mark the beginning of a new era. If you are able, please donate and share.
If you live in any of the cities that we will be marching through, we would value your help with preparation and outreach in your city.
If you can volunteer to help organize the stop in your city, or can connect us to community members and leaders, email us at .
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Support and Encouragement from Members of Congress
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Carolyn B. Maloney
Endorsements and allies
American Kurdish Information Network
Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council, USA
Noam Chomsky, linguist, philosopher, and political activist
Mahirwan Mamtani, Artist
Brian Thompson, Actor
Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition
Ambazonia Recognition Collaborative Council (ARRC)
International Campaign for Tibet
Hindu American Foundation
Center for Victims of Torture
Psychologists for Social Responsibility
International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED)
International Interfaith Service Initiative
Armenian Council of America
María Adela Antokoletz, Latin American Federation of Associations of Relatives of Disappeared (FEDEFAM)
Noam Chomsky's Gatekeeper
Richard Benkin, independent human rights activist
Sapna Bhavnani, filmmaker and activist
The Reverend Charles
Hoffacker, Episcopal Priest, Writer and Scholar
Sister Dianna Ortiz, Catholic nun and torture survivor
Emily Hauze, Sindhi Traveller and Writer
Maria Leonard Olsen,
Civil Litigation Attorney, Show Host and Author
Professor Emeritus at University of Maryland
professor and CEO of Embedor Technologies
Musician and Actor
Rangita de Silva de Alwis,
Associate Dean of International Affairs at University of Pennsylvania
If you are part of an organization or movement, or are an influencer yourself, will you endorse us?
Contact the organizers. We'd love to chat!
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