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Professor Jason Lazarus Launches Digital Platform to Help Make Voices Heard

(CNN) Three artists have partnered to launch a digital platform that allows people unable to march in the streets to participate in Black Lives Matter protests.

High-profile killings of several Black people by police sparked nationwide protests this summer, with marchers demanding police reform and racial justice.

Jason Lazarus, Siebren Versteeg and Stephanie Syjuco founded Public Public Address on September 1 to help people with illnesses and disabilities participate in these protests and make their voices heard without putting their lives at risk.

"This is all about our solidarity with Black Lives Matter. We want people to be a part of the movement whether they can protest on the streets or not," Lazarus told CNN. "Our goal is battling systemic racism and violence and bringing all kinds of people along with us."
(more at CNN...)

Additional Press Coverage

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
The Washington Post: An Around-the-Clock Virtual Protest Lifts Voices of Those Unable to Take to the Streets