Please join us for a peaceful protest in Wellesley Center with the goals of speaking out and taking a stand against white supremacy in Wellesley and other predominantly white suburbs, and demonstrating solidarity in the fight for justice in response to police murdering George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and far far too many innocent Black Americans in this country.
The plan is to form a line on the sidewalk on Washington Street starting outside 467 Washington St and bring signs expressing our condemnation of white supremacy, police brutality, and racism in America. This is a small step toward progress and but it is important to demonstrate that in this town especially, which is steeped in such profound white privilege, and which we want to improve, we refuse to stay silent in the fight against racism. This protest will be PEACEFUL, and all participants will stand six feet apart with required face masks. This town can do better. Thank you for your attention.
People of all towns are welcome of course.
- Face masks required. Gloves encouraged.
- Please maintain six feet between you and the next person in line
- Violence of any kind including hate speech, slurs, or derogatory language will not be tolerated
- No driveways or intersections will be blocked
- Feel free to stand in silence or with a sign. No marching in groups
- Safety and preventing the spread of the virus is our top priority. Do not touch or engage physically with anyone. Maintain six feet distance.
- No All Lives Matter signs. If you don’t get it use the world wide web.
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Organized by Leah Fessler. A note from Leah: I grew up in Wellesley, went to Upham, WMH, WHS Class of 2011, and graduated with high honors. I attended Middlebury College (2015), and went on to pursue a career in journalism.