Sunday, September 6, 2020 – The 10K Foundation partnered with Justice Squad, The Minnesota Freedom Fighters, Nasybcue, SAW ENT., Gifted and Qualified, Twin Cities Stand Together, Love Promotions, and MN Black Love to host a back to school giveaway and car show for justice.
Back To School Giveaway –
In the days leading up to the event, several organizations and community members graciously donated school supplies such as backpacks, pens, pencils, art supplies, folders, notebooks, calculators, and rulers to give to students in need. 10K volunteers filled approximately 200 backpacks with the donated supplies.
Over 100 families attended throughout the day. Children excitedly picked out their new backpacks and were invited to stay for activities, music and food. Activities included hula hooping, bubbles, football, and arts and crafts.
All backpacks that were not donated the day of the event were dispursed to various schools throughout the Twin Cities area.
Car Show for Justice –
Car Show for Justice was held by Gifted and Qualified. Approximately 200 cars participated.
Around 8:00 PM, the cars along with several change makers took to the streets as part of a peaceful protest. Participants drove from DeLaSalle High School through Downtown Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Police Department attempted to put a stop to this protest by opening the fire hydrants in Downtown Minneapolis and flooding the streets.
Several media outlets wrongfully described the protest as “drag racing”. This was a slow, safe, and peaceful march, no drag racing took place.