Generations for Change March and Rally Next Weekend in Lawrence
A Black Lives Matter march and rally is planned for next weekend in Lawrence Township, according to Facebook.
The Generations for Change March and Rally will be Saturday, June 20th, beginning at 1pm. The organizer is beloved local activist, Fred Vereen. Mr. Vereen is responsible for many positive changes in local neighborhoods, like Eggerts Crossing Village in Lawrence, throughout the years. He continues to care for and help his community by sitting on many committees in Lawrence and Trenton.
Vereen is looking for more change now, since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, by a police officer. His message is clear and prominently displayed on the flyer circulating on social media. It reads, "No one is free until we are all free."
Here's a schedule for the day: All are welcome to meet at Central Park baseball field (on Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrence) at 12:30pm. At 1pm, attendees will march to Gilpin Park (Johnson Avenue, Lawrence), where the rally will take place at 2:30pm.
There will be guest speakers to inspire the crowd, and you can register to vote while you're there to begin to be a part of the change this country so desperately needs. It will likely be a warm day, so you're asked to bring water. Your safety is a priority, so please bring along a mask, and remember to practice appropriate social distancing (at least 6 feet apart from everyone else).
The rain date for the Generations for Change March and Rally is Sunday, June 21st.
Go out, make a sign, and let your voice be heard.