In the face of increasing fossil fuel disasters and legal crackdowns on civil disobedience, the need for this organization and others like it has never been greater.
CSU students, faculty, alumns, and community gathered around the Thompson Center where many state offices are located to protest the state's budget impasse.
A steering committee including grassroots activists, organizers, educators, scholars, and faith leaders, convened a conference on the Black Radical Tradition.
National initiators of the event estimated that 34 cities held grassroots-organized marches and even more speech-watching parties (deemed "virtual rallies") for Sanders.
Participants came not only to celebrate the life of Dr. King, but also to commit to building a more just and inclusive society.
Instead of seeking incriminating evidence, McGinty spent months finding three "experts" who never interviewed the police and could only speculate from afar.
"I don't want my child to have died for nothing and I refuse to let his legacy or his name be ignored."
Expressing solidarity with Muslims under attack, he declared, "If any mother has to fear for her child going to school, our community has failed."
The number of demonstrators has grown steadily since the release of the video of Laquan McDonald's murder. Organizers are hoping they will soon reach a critical mass.
"I don't need all this attention, but I feel like I have to do something good with it, I have to turn my anger into something positive."