TULSA, Okla. — Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, founder of the Terence Crutcher Foundation, is participating in a demonstration to commemorate the historic 1963 civil rights March on Washington.
The "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" Commitment March is calling for police reform, criminal justice reform, and racial equality, according to an official news release by organizers.
The march, led by the National Action Network, is set to take place Friday at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The march comes at the height of nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice spurred by the police killing of George Floyd, who died in late May while in Minneapolis police custody.
Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III are expected to headline the event. Other speakers include the families of George Floyd, Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Botham Jean, Trayvon Martin, Jacob Blake and more.
"We are in the middle of a double pandemic fighting against COVID-19 and against the killing of unarmed Black citizens. The push for legislation to hold police officers accountable for these egregious acts have never been more urgent," said Crutcher, whose twin brother Terence Crutcher was killed by a Tulsa police officer in 2016.
Organizers will also encourage attendees to fill out the 2020 US Census, register to vote, and sign up to be poll workers and monitors, the news release said.
For more information about the National Action Network, click here.
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