Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback who started the protest movement during the national anthem, hosted one of his "Know Your Rights" youth camps in New Orleans on Saturday (Jan. 27). More than 400 youths attended, he tweeted Sunday.
The camp "is a free campaign for youth fully funded by Colin Kaepernick to raise awareness on higher education, self empowerment, and instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios," according to the Know Your Rights website.
New Orleans has "a lot of energy, a lot of life, a lot of culture," he says in the video below. "You can feel it in the kids." He was a speaker at the event. The website does not state where the event was held.
The seminar covered a variety of topics, including what to do if you're arrested. The camp website offers a New Orleans resource guide here, "full of tips on handling police encounters, free legal resources, libraries with media labs, community gardens and so much more."