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Blackout for Human Rights to Hold 4th Annual #BlackoutBlackFriday Boycott

On Friday November 24th, the biggest retail shopping day of the year also known as “Black Friday,” Blackout for Human Rights will kick off its fourth annual #BlackoutBlackFriday campaign, urging people nationwide to take part in an economic boycott of major retailers, and any corporations that violate human rights standards, and/or profit off the pain and suffering of others.

Launched in 2014, #BlackoutBlackFriday is a call-to-action encouraging individuals to refrain from shopping to protest social and economic injustice in the U.S., and instead engage in cultural activism. As an alternative, Blackout for Human Rights — a collective founded by filmmaker Ryan Coogler with members including Ava DuVernay, Jesse Williams, Michael B. Jordan, Charles King and others — has organized FREE events in New York City and Oakland, California to celebrate arts and culture, and to build solidarity against extreme capitalism and human right atrocities happening across the country.

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