December 12th Movement
456 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Phone 718-495-6979 | www.D12M.com
For Immediate Release
Contact: Media Representative
Ali Made the Choice!
Community Tribute and Rally in Honor of Muhammad Ali
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 4pm @ Sistas’ Place, BK
“If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 Million of my people they would not have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years”
– Muhammad Ali, 1967, on refusing to be drafted into Vietnam War
These are Powerful words from a real peoples’ champion. Ali was a Black man who made the choice of his beliefs, honor and people over the injustice, racism and lies of the United States Government. He won his battles because he was first, more fearful of violating his own integrity, than anything the government could ever do to him. Ali stood up yesterday, so that so many today could find their way through the maze of bribes, lies and compromises that are pushed in front their path.
The Black community will honor its people’s champion Muhammad Ali on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 4 PM in front of Sistas’ Place, Coffee Shop at 456 Nostrand Avenue, [corner of Jefferson Ave]Brooklyn NY 11216.
The Street rally and tribute to Muhammad Ali will have community leaders present, but most important it will let “the people,” who he loved, speak out on who Ali was to them. It will be a community sharing of the ideas and actions that made him great, first to us.