March and Rally against Racism to Retire the Cleveland Indians and Their Chief Wahoo

11156155_841615049245438_8088226546129620084_nMINNEAPOLIS — The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media is hosting a march and rally against racism and the Cleveland Indians and their Chief Wahoo logo on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Target Field, Gate 34 before the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Baseball game.

There will be a press conference held at the Target Field Plaza Gate 34 at 12:30 PM to address the dehumanizing and racist effects of the Cleveland Indians name, Chief Wahoo and all Native mascots.

Speakers at the press conference include David Glass, President of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media; Henry Boucha, 1972 Olympic Silver Medalist and Vice President of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media; Clyde Bellecourt, cofounder of the American Indian Movement and the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media; Norma Renville, National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media; and representatives of the NAACP.

The rally will start in the parking lot in front of the Ancient Traders Market at 10:30 a.m., local time.

1113 E. Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404. We will march to Target Field starting at 11AM via East on Franklin Ave to Chicago Ave. North on Chicago Ave to S 7th Street. West on S 7th Street to Target Field Plaza and Gate 34.

The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media calls on all supporters who marched against the Washington NFL team last November 2, 2014 to join them again to end racism in sports and media.

 

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