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1st BLM-organized rally brings thousands to Lansing in peaceful celebration of Black lives

At the largest rally yet in defense of Black lives in Lansing, thousands of attendees gathered on a hot Monday afternoon for four and a half hours of live music, talks about racial injustice and calls to action on the Capitol lawn.


More than 2,000 people showed up for the event, the first of its kind in Michigan organized in collaboration with Black Lives Matter itself. More than 4,000 people indicated on Facebook that they were either going or interested in the event.


Angela Waters Austin, CEO of the Black-led social justice community organization One Love Global and a Black Lives Matter Lansing organizer, was just one of a slate of Black and Indigenous community organizers who spoke at length about injustices and what needs to change.


Read more in Michigan Advance.