Brighton Allies for Racial Justice event aims to build community

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A group called Brighton Allies for Racial Justice is gathering at the Brighton Mill Pond from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, for an expression of support for black lives.

Speakers are set to share reflections on anti-black violence, and affirm values as a community that welcomes all and rejects racism. The event is aimed at building a community of better, stronger allies.

“Although our community is not racially diverse, racial justice is the responsibility of all of us and there are many ways that we can help this cause together,” said organizer Jessica Garcia of Hummingbird Solutions Diversity/Inclusion Consulting.

In addition to Garcia, speakers include:
• The Rev. Julie Brock of the Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton
• Katie Andrews, chairperson of the Social Justice Committee of CUUB
• Cassidy Connolly of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brighton
• Holly Ward Lamb, representing the Livingston Diversity Council
• Pam McConeghy, president of the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce.

The event will include a moment of silence for the lives lost to anti-black violence, including those of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor.

Attendees are expected to wear face masks, practice social distancing, and bring water as the day is expected to be warm.

You can check out the event’s Facebook page by clicking here.

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