Stephen and Ayesha Curry Celebrate Launch Of Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation With Event

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Stephen Curry and wife, Ayesha, joined George Floyd protests this week.

Marching in Oakland and kneeling alongside some of Steph’s teammates, as seen on TMZ, the famed couple draped themselves in all Black everything and took to social media to speak on how important the protests are.

“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,” Ayesha commented, in part, on Instagram. “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.”

Steph also chimed in, saying on his own IG account “Everybody play your role and be consistent with it. This is a real moment of change. Keep each other accountable.” See their full messages and footage from the protest below.

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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. 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. Lastly, please please please vote! We can protest, shout from the rooftops but the missing puzzle piece is the vote. Let’s do it!

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Steph and Ayesha were joined by the Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney, and Juan Toscano-Anderson (who organized the demonstration).

We are praying for Floyd’s loved ones at this time and for the justice the Black community deserves.

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