Black Lives Matter forum set for Saturday at the Cedar Rapids Public Library

Cedar Rapids Public Library
On Saturday, Aug. 15, protests and forums will take place in more than 30 cities across the country in solidarity with the #BlackOutAmerica day of action. — photo by Louis

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.

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