Reflections on challenging Trump and the KKK from JVP-North Carolina
Guest Post from Sandra Korn from the JVP-Triangle chapter in North Carolina:
This past Saturday, I joined members of our Jewish Voice for Peace chapter in Raleigh, NC at a huge rally for justice and against Trump and the Klan.
Last month, the local KKK chapter announced that they would hold a rally celebrating Donald Trump’s election as President, but didn’t announce a location. Some North Carolina activists went to meet the KKK on the planned day—chasing the supposed march from Pelham, NC to Danville, VA and back to Roxboro, NC, where the Klan drove by in a measly motorcade & over 100 activists held the streets.
At the same time, the Triangle Unity May Day Coalition planned a huge rally in our state capital, calling for Justice and Power to the People and rejecting the KKK and Trump agenda of white supremacy and state violence. Our JVP chapter is a member of this coalition along with local unions and worker organizations, plus groups including Muslims for Social Justice, ICE out of NC, Durham Beyond Policing, and Triangle SURJ.
According to the marshals, over 2,000 people showed up to the rally — and I was so proud to stand with fellow Jews and to hear Noah Rubin-Blose, one of our chapter leaders, speak on behalf of JVP – Triangle NC. Here’s Noah’s speech: