What You Need to Know About the National #BelieveSurvivors Walkout, Happening Today
Today at 1pm Eastern, people across the country are encouraged to walk out of their workplace, school, home, or wherever else they may be, in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, the women who have come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. There is a flagship event in Washington D.C. at the Senate Hart Atrium, with smaller events across the country. You can check out the Facebook event page for details.
But you don’t even need to find an official gathering to take part in the protest. Everyone is invited to wear black (if possible, as this is happening soon), walk out, and–if you feel safe doing so–post a photo or video to social media, using the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors. Even if you can’t walk out, you can still post a photo or video. There is power in our solidarity, and in letting the Senate Republicans know we aren’t going to stand for their disrespectful disregard for survivors of sexual harassment and assault.
Survivors must be heard. Wear black and join the national walkout on Monday, Sept. 24 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. https://t.co/XcLucrziMJ #BelieveSurvivors #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/s3RQY40Mf5
— TIME’S UP (@TIMESUPNOW) September 23, 2018
We believe Dr. Blasey Ford. We believe survivors. Join us for a national walkout in solidarity w/ survivors of sexual violence on Mon., Sept. 24 @ 1PM EST by wearing black and posting a message to say #BelieveSurvivors #MeToomvmt https://t.co/txx6X9KcxQ
— Tarana (@TaranaBurke) September 22, 2018
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