|No! to Racism! Gather at the River today, Friday June 26th 5pm. Dear Riverbank Neighbors and friends,|
As you may have heard, we are organizing our response to the racist flyers, defaced Black Lives Matter signs, and graffiti that appeared in recent days on the riverbank path and neighborhood.
The event will be 5pm today at Berteau and the river.
Alderman Matt Martin will join us.
Rain or shine. Bring placards and/or umbrellas with messages emblazoned.
Riverbank Neighbors has a history of activism around social justice issues. We show up at the protests, we organize, we participate in coalitions. We are more motivated than ever. Many in our neighborhood are activists, devoting much of their time, showing up at court rooms for those wrongly convicted (google Burge torture Homan if unfamiliar), showing up at BLM events, donating to support these causes, and working on these justice issues in other tangible ways. Lets do more. Usually we do our social justice organizing and activism in other organizations, but since this hit our community right in the heart, we are responding from our hearts. Please join us in taking a stand against white supremacy and for community. Alderman Martin’s message is attached below.
This is a socially distanced event with masks.
Facebook event link here. Please share.