My mission is simple.
To encourage humanity.
One person can make a difference.
Imagine a world if everyone fully committed to their passion. It certainly is something to strive for.
Lets reimagine public safety together.
How Many More, LLC strives to become the nation's leader in bringing communities together. This starts with local elected leaders and law enforcement in updating policies and ensuring that police reform is just not on a one-year revision cycle, but a system that gets reviewed constantly.
The goal is to have other cities look at San Diego as a city that is taking action, providing systemic change, and can show that communities can work positively with local leaders in creating change.
This event is only one episode of the plan. The ultimate goal is to develop a docu-series that journeys through these marches and beyond, but begins by delving into the history of the civil rights movement from the Martin Luther King era, and MLK's contemporary Bayard Rustin. It was Bayard Rustin who travelled to India to learn from Ghandi himself about non-violent civil disobedience. It was Bayard Rustin who largely shaped the strategy that Martin Luther King followed.
The similarities and contrasts between Bayard Rustin and Charles Brown are compelling. Their lives both personify Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech as they judge people by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin. Like Charles Brown, Bayard Rustin was a gay African-American with a white partner. Unfortunately, Bayard Rustin suffered from an extra level of dual prejudice. Rustin was also a victim of the infamous CoIntelPro along with Martin Luther King. The FBI attempted to discredit the civil rights movement by taking compromising photos of Rustin with MLK to imply that they were in a relationship. Rustin then made the difficult decision to take a step back from a public leadership role in the civil rights movement to neutralize what the FBI was attempting to do.
Charles Brown is a gay African-American with a white husband. They are out, they are proud, and Charles Brown is leading this movement from the front. The evolution of the civil rights movement could not be more clear... but while America may have made some progress since the time of Martin Luther King and Bayard Rustin there is still a long way to go... and there is a lot of story to tell. Over the years, Too many people have died at the hands of the police, and others, for us to remain silent. Through the eyes of Charles Brown, this film will tell a deep story in the struggle for civil rights that needs to be heard. With your help, we can tell that story.