Steph & Ayesha Curry Join Oakland Protest & Urge ‘Everyone To Show Up’
Most recently, Steph Curry, 32-year-old North Carolina native and Ayesha Curry, 31-year-old Toronto native joined other celebrities and Golden State Warrior teammates, like Klay Thompson at a peaceful protest in Oakland, California around Lake Merritt. The pair took to their respective Instagram accounts, sharing photos and videos from the protest and reflecting on their experience.
Ayesha Curry, celebrity chef and cookbook author, penned a message in her caption thanking people for the support and coming out despite being in a pandemic, but also calling out those who have chosen to be silent:
Today was filled with many emotions. On one hand I was overwhelmed with happiness to see my community show up, yet again to fight for what is right. I witnessed people from all different backgrounds peacefully protesting. People out for a jog or walk noticing the crowd and putting their own needs on pause to join the cause and march with us. The time is always right to do what’s right”(MLK) is what comes to mind.
My happiness then became overshadowed with immense sadness and disbelief. I began to come to the realization that we were walking the same streets, the same path and course that we’ve taken time and time again for the championship parades. Celebrating “victory”… streets lined with hundreds of thousands of fans cheering on and congratulating many (and most) of whom are black men. People show up and show out for these moments.
She also had a message for the same thousands who once lined the streets for the victory parade, who now seemed to be MIA.
While I was appreciative and proud of the crowd that showed to march for justice today, I couldn’t help but wonder where all of these people were now, that just a few years before lined and covered the streets to celebrate in these black men’s successes. Now when black men, when black people need an assist, defense, a team… where is everyone? Where is everyone? I want to encourage everyone to show up however you can and keep showing up. Keep lining the streets, keep filling the feeds, keep informing your friends. We have the power to shift and change things. I promise you in this moment, right now… this is the victory and the celebration you want to be telling your children and your children’s children about.
She ended with urging her followers to vote.
Lastly, please please please vote! We can protest, shout from the rooftops but the missing puzzle piece is the vote. Let’s do it!
Steph Curry also posted a video to his Instagram of the protests. His caption reads,
“Today was a movement in Oakland! Thank you @juanonjuan10 for the leadership. Everybody play your role and be consistent with it. This is a real moment of change. Keep each other accountable. “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains!” #justiceforgeorgefloyd #breonnataylor #blm”
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Today was a movement in Oakland! Thank you @juanonjuan10 for the leadership. Everybody play your role and be consistent with it. This is a real moment of change. Keep each other accountable. “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains!” #justiceforgeorgefloyd #breonnataylor #blm
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