On July 4th, 2020, Dannielle Brown arrived at Freedom Corner, set down her rocking hair, and began a historic Hunger Strike. She made local and national news for enduring 237 Days of no food to raise awareness of social injustice on college campuses and to unmute mothers whose voices have been suppressed. In the past year, Ms. Brown has made a major impact in Pittsburgh and beyond, encouraging universities to implement body cameras, improve their crisis intervention training and safety protocols, and inspiring students to get involved in activism on their own campuses.
This July 4th, on the anniversary of the beginning of this journey, we invite you to join us at Freedom Corner from 11am-1pm. Enjoy an ice cream sundae and listen as Ms. Brown reflects on how her 237-Day Hunger Strike grew into a movement that is now known as The Marquis Jaylen Brown Foundation. We have achieved so much together this past year, yet there is still much work to do, and we are just getting started. We hope to see you there and that you will partner with us in this journey.