Break the Chains With Love March
From the organizer’s facebook event page: “On Juneteenth (June 19th, 2020) please join us for a march of unity, solidarity and love! It’s an occasion to show that people of all races and ethnicities can unite to raise up humanity and overthrow white supremacy— together.
We chose Juneteenth, because it’s a day of celebration marking the end of slavery— a day when we should focus on love and hope—even if daily acts of racist oppression show us how far we are from real Emancipation. But by marching together on Juneteenth in a spirit of love, we’re showing that we’re committed to continuing the work of those like Ruby Bridges that fought before us.
We will be gathering at Brooklyn Bridge Park at 6 p.m., stepping off at 6:30pm, to walk across the bridge. In Manhattan, we’ll stop by the African Burial Ground for a moment of silence, then proceed to City Hall where we’ll have a brief celebration/rally.
This is a masked and social distancing march—measures we take to show our love for each other.”
FogoAzul will be sending off marchers from the Brooklyn Bridge park, with its traditional samba reggae afro beats. Our fearless Velma will be conducting!