'They're our future.' - Dozens of children rally against racism in Mullaly Park

Parents supported their kids, who held up signs reading powerful messages and wore masks while reading the names of Black victims of police brutality.

News 12 Staff

Jun 28, 2020, 10:21 PM

Updated 1,419 days ago

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Dozens of children attended a rally against racism Sunday afternoon in Mullaly Park in West Concourse.
The Know My Rights Rally gave children in the community a chance to make their voices heard.
Parents supported their kids, who held up signs reading powerful messages and wore masks while reading the names of Black victims of police brutality.
"I want to stop racism and want Black people and white people to get together and start getting equal," says 7-year-old Wynta-Amor Rogers, of Uniondale, Long Island.

"They are going to lead the world," says Mysonne Linen, the co-founder of Until Freedom. "They're the future anyway, so we might as well start now.”
Parents told News 12 that they don't only want their kids to march, but want them to understand the meaning behind peaceful protest and to remind them that it is important to use their voice at such a young age.

"They don't understand what's happening, but we don't want them to be scared, we want them to take their power back. We want to show them the power of their voice and…who they are matters," says Jamila T. Davis, an Until Freedom volunteer. "Today is all about empowerment and letting kids know they matter and why we lift our voices to march."

Linen added, "Kids are not absent from this, they are taking on our energy and they are taking on their own energy."
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