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"Black August Garage Sale" will raise funds for Black community organizations and NU service workers

A group of Northwestern University students will host a garage sale from noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday, August 8 at 830 Hamlin Street, Evanston.

The garage sale celebrates the beginning of Black August, which commemorates the anniversary of the death of George Jackson, a Black man who was assassinated by guards at San Quentin prison during a rebellion.

The garage sale will feature lightly used clothing, accessories, books, and art by local Black Evanston artists. All proceeds will go to support Black community organizations.

Organizer say that all items will be sanitized and stored safely for five days prior to the event, and everything will be set up and spread outdoors for safety.

Make sure to bring your own shopping bags and your mask.

The event is hosted by:

For Members Only (FMO); Fossil Free Northwestern(FFNU); Students Organizing for Labor Rights (SOLR); NU Thrift; and and Friends Who Earring.

More about Black August On August 21,1971, George Jackson, a Black man was assassinated by guards at San Quentin Prison during a prison rebellion.

Black August commemorates the anniversary of George Jackson’s death while understanding his life as a revolutionary in a long and unbroken line of resistance and sacrifice of Black people throughout history. The month of August is also full of histories of Black resistance, and we need to honor the past work as we fight for a brighter future.

For more information about safety precautions, artist info, and general event info, please visit the Facebook event page or Instagram.

Questions? Email the organizers.


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