Date(s) - 06/06/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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SATURDAY, JUNE 6, NOON TO 1 PM, CORNER MAIN AND ILLINOIS AVE, CARBONDALE
REJECT RACISM AND MILITARIZED POLICING: SEEK EQUITY AND JUSTICE
The Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois Monthly Vigil for Peace and Justice will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020, Noon to 1 P.M. at the corner of Illinois Ave. and Main Street in Carbondale, following CDC guidelines for physical distancing and wearing masks.
The twin viruses of systemic racism and coronavirus illuminate the inequalities and injustices present in the U.S. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival shares this reflection following the repeated murder of black men and women: …” the lethal violence of racist officers is only one manifestation of the systemic racism that is choking the life out of American democracy.
The people’s demand for love, truth, justice and fundamental human rights is a cry that will not be comforted until change fully comes. This demand is rooted in the mental, social and political trauma caused by seeing violent deaths year after year at the hands of far too many police departments and judicial systems with no one held accountable”.
Militarized policing…city police departments with military weapons, equipment and tactics left over from the Pentagon’s wars, escalates the criminalization of and violence against poor communities. The tax dollars spent on a militarized and unequal society compounds and prolongs our collective nightmare and robs resources from programs that could transform housing, education, health and jobs for all. The Poor People’s Campaign seeks to right this imbalance. www.poorpeoplescampaign.org.
Appropriate signs will be provided but all are welcome to bring their own. The Peace Coalition monthly meeting will follow. Bring a chair, a drink and we’ll meet in the shade.