Saturday’s Brighton Allies for Racial Justice event at Brighton Mill Pond shows support for BLM

Wonderful weather, a beautiful backdrop, and a cause brought people together Saturday, June 6, to express support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Some businesses in downtown Brighton showed their support, too. You can see a couple signs of business support in downtown Brighton in the slideshow below.

Speakers included event organizer Jessica Garcia of Brighton Allies for Racial Justice; 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; and Pam McConeghy, president of the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce.

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

Attendees were expected to wear face masks and practice social distancing.

Check out our slideshow from the event:

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