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September 29, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
8:00 AM PST / 11 AM EST:
From the streets to Congress: A BREATHE Day conversation with Jamaal Bowman
Join congressional candidate Jamaal Bowman (NY-14) and Monifa from the Movement for Black Lives in a conversation on how he hopes to effect change from Congress and how he plans to fight for bold ideas like those brought to life in the BREATHE Act.
9:00 AM PST / 12 PM EST:
BREATHE for Breonna Taylor with Michelle Alexander and Kerry Washington
Thank you to Kerry Washington for lending us her platform to discuss how Breonna Taylor’s case connects to specific components of the BREATHE Act.
10:00 AM PST / 1 PM EST:
Lunchtime Changemakers with Jurnee Smollett & Movement For Black Lives
We appreciate our ally Jurnee Smollett as she’s granted us her space to hold a critical conversation between two Movement For Black Lives activists.
Together, they’ll discuss the tension between the importance of advancing BREATHE, our legislative love letter, and taking action now and voting for candidates that may not support our vision but do help create the environment where we can fight for BREATHE.
11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST:
For those who joined The BREATHE Act Teach In — you’ll recognize our friend Jalakoi Solomon! This will be a bite-size 20 minute IG Live overviewing The Breathe Act, answering FAQs, and learning how to support this effort.
12:00 PM PST / 3:00 PM EST
We’ve got a special surprise for y’all! Check your email. We’re not going to give out any spoilers here yet…
3:00 PM PST / 6:00 PM EST:
Dinner Table Conversations
Patrisse Cullors – Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter will join Janelle Monae in a conversation about the importance of Black voices in the 2020 election and answering the tough questions about what a legislative response looks like to calls to defund the police.
Finally, after a day jam-packed with Black Activism, Black Excellence, and Black Joy — we’ll watch the debates together. Join us on Twitter to chime into the conversation and always remember:
Our lives? Our dignity? Our breath? It’s #NotUpForDebate