Today: Rev. Al Sharpton And Spike Lee Lead Anti-Gun Violence March After Chi-Raq Premier


Filmmaker Spike Lee shown with Sharpton

Spike Lee’s new film Chi-Raq calls attention to the gun violence crisis in Chicago and nationwide; premieres at the Ziegfeld Theatre tonight.

Following the premiere, actors, NAN members and anti-violence advocates and the public will participate in an “Orange March” from the theater to a rally in Times Square  – a show of support to #EndGunViolence; participants will wear orange – the color that has come to symbolize gun violence prevention.

WHO: Rev. Al Sharpton, President and founder of National Action Network (NAN), Spike Lee, members of NAN and cast members from Lee’s new film Chi-Raq, and activists.

WHAT: Orange March – a show of support to help #EndGunViolence.

WHERE: March begins after the film outside of the theatre on 54th Street between 6th and 7thAvenues.

Participants will turn left on Broadway and the event will conclude with a rally and brief remarks at 48th Street and Broadway.


Immediately following the premiere of Chi-Raq

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