Black Lives Matter at Augustan

What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8).

This group meets each Wednesday online at 8pm. All are invited to join the conversation and/or access our resources for learning and taking action (see below).

Please let Audrey McIntosh know if you have any questions.

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Learn more about upcoming events that you can participate in the tabs above.  Virtual participation is available for both events!

Selected Resources for Learning and Taking Action

Events will take place on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28 and include greetings from civil rights and social justice leaders; remarks from voices such as Stacey Abrams, Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Mayor Steve Benjamin, Yusef Salaam, Rev. Leah Daughtry, and Tamika Mallory; performances from H.E.R., BB Winans, Lisa Ramey, a keynote from Rev. William Barber II, and much more.

A schedule of all events is found here: 2020march.com/schedule-of-events

Prayer Service – August 28 at 9am

Join others in the Augustana/Santa Maria faith community for a brief prayer service via ZOOM on Friday, Augusta 28, 2020 at 9:00 am. We will pray for participants of the in-person and the virtual March on Washington.

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Virtual March and Events – August 27 and 28

  • There are many restrictions surrounding in-person participation (please read below). You can participate virtually for all events using the link below.
  • All events available online at: 2020march.com/watch
  • You are encouraged to use images provided on this website on Facebook and other social media platforms that you use: 2020march.com/spread-the-word

In-Person March on Washington – August 28

Augustana will meet at the Lockkeeper’s House at 17th and Constitution NW statue (time TBD). Please contact Denise Walker if you will attend in-person and want to coordinate.

Organizers have asked that people arrive early to a marked entrance along 17th Street NW, where stations will be set up to take each attendee’s temperature to rule out fever. Each person will receive a neon green wristband and a ticket. To enter the rally, organizers said, everyone must wear a face mask and the wristband. Those who arrive without a face mask will be offered one.

Once in the event site, participants cannot leave and reenter. Organizers have recommended that attendees bring water and prepare to stand for the duration of the event.

Participants will be cordoned off into marked sections that run the length of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in an effort to space people out and maintain social distancing. At the time of the march, the groups will be spaced apart to prevent overcrowding.

Limited seating is available for those who cannot stand for the duration of the rally. Anyone in need of wheelchair assistance should contact the NAN’s Americans With Disabilities Act coordinator. NAN also has chartered shuttles to take people with disabilities to and from the Foggy Bottom Metro station to the entrance of the Lincoln Memorial.

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday (9/13):

  • We want to share our commitment to anti-racism and our intention to act with Augustana’s neighbors. We currently have small Black Lives Matter yard signs in front of the church and are considering a large banner as well.
  • Please send Audrey McIntosh your ideas for a large banner outside of the church by September 1.
  • Please contact Paul Heins if you would like a Black Lives Matter yard sign. Note we will have some signs available at no cost if you want one but cannot afford one.