Proponents of the Black Lives Matter movement in Cedar Rapids are hosting an hour-long forum at the Cedar Rapids Public Library this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The forum, organized by the Red Party — a Marxist political organization — will address the question: “What perpetuates racism and how can we win social and economic justice for all?”
The panel discussion will take place in solidarity with the #BlackOutAmerica day of action, set for Saturday, Aug. 15, which was spurred by the Twitter account @BlackoutUSA2015. #BlackOutAmerica is a nationwide day of protest against racial discrimination, with simultaneous protests and discussions taking place in dozens of cities across the country.
This event is free and open to the public.