“Rally for Black Lives” tomorrow evening
A “peaceful, non-confrontational rally” will take place tomorrow at 5 p.m. in front of the Lane County Correctional Facilities, according to a press release from Community Alliance of Lane County.
Springfield Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is co-hosting the event with Community Alliance of Lane County.
The rally will be followed by a march to Kesey Square downtown.
“It’s the center of downtown,” Shanalea Forrest, a CALC member said about the decision to march to Kesey Square. “We want to utilize the space for this rally because it has been a central location for Eugene.”
The rally is being held in protest of the continuing police violence toward black community members.
Both CALC and SURJ are, “answering the global call of the Movement for Black Lives,” according to the press release.
“Right now it’s really important that as allies, we stand with our black sisters and brothers in our community,” Forrest said. “This is one way we are doing that.”
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