San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick hosted a "Know Your Rights" camp for Oakland-area youth Saturday, an event designed to expand his focus on social and racial injustice beyond his national anthem protest.
"This is exciting for me because I see a lot of hope, what is to come," Kaepernick said beforehand, in an interview with The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears.
Kaepernick said the campers, who numbered around 100, would have sessions to learn about situations with police, their rights, holistic health, financial literacy, and understanding both community and self. He said the camp's aim is to "empower youth, give them resources and tools" to deal with difficult situations.
"We want to let them know they have options and people that are behind them to help them," he said. "And that's a powerful thing, for someone else to have belief in you."
"Roughly 2,000 teachers in Seattle wore T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Black Lives Matter" during a demonstration to bring more equality to their schools.A coalition of educators who are members of the Social Equality Educators organized “Black Lives Matter at School” rallies throughout their Seattle school district on Wednesday, the Seattle Times reported."
50 years ago today Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party in Oakland, CA. The Black Panther Party was a militant group that practiced self defense of the Black community against police brutality with patrolling armed citizens to monitor the police .
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