Through the leadership of Janita Ferguson, Jeremy Satterwhite, and Martinique Mix, the Millennials of Faith organization was formed and its first rally was held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 in front of Big Bethel AME Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
The goal of the rally was to unite faith communities in the greater Atlanta area in peaceful protest against the police brutality.
Rev. Dr. Nichelle Guidry, Rev. Labryant Friend, Ryan Wilson, Rev. John Young, and Joi Stinson gave various speeches that covered not only the Christian mission when faced with adversity, but the power of the black dollar and future legislation in need of everyone’s support.
Bishop Reginald T. Jackson closed out the rally with a call to action: join him on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol at 10am on Monday, June 15 to pressure the Georgia Senate to pass the Georgia Hates Crime Act.
The passage of the Georgia Hates Crime Act will be the first step towards demonstrating that in Georgia Black lives do indeed matter.