Jacksonville Protests for Police Accountability and Racial Justice

Thousands of our neighbors and friends have been turning out daily to peacefully call for police accountability and racial justice after the killing of George Floyd. These have been the largest, most diverse civil rights marches in Jax history. In the most recent of the daily protests on June 6, over 8000 came out, with crowds stretching for over a mile in the streets surrounding the Duval County Courthouse.


Lights for Liberty Jax

The Jax community turned out to fill the Avondale UMC at the Jax Lights for Liberty vigil, one of hundreds of events held around the US and the world. Over two hundred neighbors and friends joined in the call for justice and the closure of detention camps like the one in Homestead, Florida—this despite heavy rains in Jax and a resulting last-minute change in venue. Some speakers shared their experiences with asylum seekers hoping for fair and humane treatment, while others bore witness to the abuses taking place in the camps themselves.


March for the Children Events

Protest Family Separation This Weekend

This is a busy weekend of protest against Trump’s ongoing family separation and imprisonment policies with no less than four actions taking place. Despite last week’s Executive Order, kids are still separated, families who have not committed a crime are being imprisoned indefinitely, and parents are being a given a choice of being deported immediately (back to whatever dangerous situation they were fleeing) without a hearing on their asylum claims OR potentially losing their children forever.

Indivisible Jax Riverside, Women’s March Jax and a diverse coalition of many other community groups and individuals are joining nationwide protests to demand change. Come out if you can to add your voice against these cruel and illegal actions being done in our name.

March for the Children — Friday, June 29 at 3:30pm – Outside of the ICE Office located at 13077 Veveras Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32258. Follow the link for important details on parking and protest guidelines. www.facebook.com/events/223071225156476

Families Belong Together Protest at ICE Detention — June 30, 10am-12am at the Baker County Detention Center in MacClenny. This event will be attended by Central Florida and Jacksonville Women’s March, as well as other organizations. We are attempting to gather a large crowd to keep the heat turned up on I.C.E. until more is done to reunify children and families. Check out this link for details.

Families Belong Together Protest — June 30, 3pm-5pm in front of Jacksonville City Hall. Join this protest to bring more awareness locally. Check out this link for details. act.moveon.org/event/families-belong-together/20212

Vigilia por las Familias Unidas (Vigil for United Families) — Saturday, June 30 at 7pm at Drew Park. This vigil is being led by members of the Hispanic community. www.facebook.com/events/1950401148337247/

March For Our Lives Jacksonville

Students and others on the steps of the Duval County Courthouse during the March for Our Lives Jax..

Over a thousand students, teachers, families, activists, and many others gathered in Hemming Park for the March for Our Lives Jacksonville. Student leaders and other speakers — impassioned with a clarity of purpose — remembered those lost in Parkland and elsewhere, calling for gun control and other reforms to better protect our schools and communities from gun violence. They also warned legislators who continue to oppose real action that their obstruction would be long remembered at the ballot box. The audience responded with the roar of those no longer willing to tolerate the bland acceptance, misdirection, and placating half measures surrounding gun violence.


Vigil for Parkland

In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a candlelight vigil was held at the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church near downtown Jax on Friday, February 23.

The moms and others who shared their stories of loss related to gun violence brought Parkland’s faraway grief much closer to home. Through the pain, however, you could clearly feel the sense of grim determination shared by all in the room. Change is coming, and it’s led by those who have been hurt most of all…


January 2018 General Meeting

Ila Rae introduces the Get Out the Vote plan at the January 2018 meeting.

Indivisible Jax Riverside met in January to discuss Get Out the Vote plans for the 2018 midterm elections. This included festivities and an early retirement cake for those legislators supporting and enabling the current administration! We also met Sunny Gettinger, who is considering a run for Jax City Council District 14.

Note that our February meeting is cancelled due to venue scheduling conflicts. We’ll pick up again in March!

Women’s March One-Year Anniversary Rally