March on Atlanta

Executive Summary

At this critical moment in history, our generation is raising their voices to decry racism in the streets of our nation in an unprecedented way. The hurt, outrage, and pain is deeply felt because of the violence we have seen unfold toward people of color in the deaths of Ahmaud Aubry, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.

History

It is a moment like this that God has been preparing OneRace Movement. Our mission is “teaching a city to love, regardless of color, class, or culture.” We represent a broad coalition of 100+ churches from across the metro Atlanta area from diverse denominational, political, and racial backgrounds, all united around changing the nature of race relations for the better.

We launched this movement officially on August 25, 2017, shortly after the events of Charlottesville. Over that next year alone, we hosted 30+ prayer gatherings on behalf of unity, racial reconciliation, and petitioning God for revival in the Church and reformation in society. This first year culminated in 25,000 people and hundreds of pastors gathering at Stone Mountain, where we committed to “The Atlanta, Covenant to End Racism” for the first time with hundreds of church leaders as signatories. We have since then continued to grow our movement hosting over 52 prayer meetings in total, several educational conferences, retreats, and gathering with thousands of participants across denominational, cultural and racial lines.

March on Atlanta

In response to this present moment, we are going to convene leaders and their congregations on June 19, 2020 for an event we are calling “March on Atlanta,” named such in honor of the great nonviolent Civil Rights era protests. We will gather for prayer and worship at Centennial Olympic Park and then process around the Georgia State Capital, and then return to the park for concluding remarks and dismissal. We intend to host the event in compliance with all social distancing and health guidelines recommended for an outdoor gathering.