Black Lives Matter March in Princeton Tomorrow
You can let your voice be heard tomorrow (Saturday, July 11th) in Princeton at a Black Lives Matter March, according to Princeton Planet.
Everyone is welcome. All races, genders, and religious groups are invited to march. The event will kick off at 1:30pm, at the Princeton Family YMCA on Paul Robeson Place. Those marching will go down Paul Robeson Place to Tulane Street, make a right onto Nassau Street, a right onto Witherspoon Street, and then, a left onto Paul Robeson Place, ending back at the Princeton Family YMCA.
After the march, there will be a rally with speakers, performances, music, and more. The organizers hope to show the community how all different local organizations, performers, speakers, poets, etc. can work together to raise much needed awareness about racism in our area.
The march is being organized by Shariese Katrell, a well known Black Activist, musical artist, and Princeton resident and Sam Shweisky, the Princeton University Men's Volleyball Coach.
“Systemic racism continues in ‘the land of free and the home of the brave.’ I will continue to stand up for people like myself and other minorities, which some feel are on the other side of the tracks of Princeton similar to other wealthy towns. The ability to bring awareness to how Black lives matter, and to systemic injustice, is what I hope to accomplish by working along with diverse volunteers,” Katrell said.
You will be required to use proper social distancing and wear a mask. Organizers say you can bring something to sit on and water too, as the temperature will be soaring into the 90s.
The Princeton Family YMCA is located at 59 Paul Robeson Place.