Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity plan a show of solidarity, take a stance against the killing of unarmed Black people and show support for Colin Kaepernick at a pre-game tailgate event to take place before this Sunday’s football game between The Seattle Seahawks and The San Francisco 49ers at Century Link Field.
According to Mark Hatcher, president of the Seattle Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, this is not an officially sanctioned event by the organization but it is an opportunity for members to voluntarily support Kaepernick, who is a member of the organization, and show their solidarity against the killing of unarmed Black people in a peaceful demonstration.
“We will do this by showing up in our colors to tailgate by fraternizing and fellowshipping from 11:00 a.m. until game times,” says Hatcher in a statement to fraternity members.
“Just before game time, at the time the National Anthem is played we will come together to show our support for the cause and Brother Kaepernick by peacefully protesting before we exit the area as a unit,” he continued.
This is not the first time the organization has taken a stance to support Kaepernick. According to Hatcher, the national fraternity leadership team has taken a position by sending a widely-published letter to the NFL offices and various media outlets. Similarly, fraternity chapters across the land have made their feelings known by staging rallies, marches and even protests.
Hatcher says that he is requesting that other fraternity members show their support for both causes.
“Let’s show we stand for something,” concluded Hatcher.