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Justice for Black Lives Rally

Posted June 3, 2020

Justice For Black Lives is organizing a rally at the Manitoba Legislature for Friday, June 5 at 6pm.

Below is information from the Facebook event page ( https://www.facebook.com/events/2522942161368878/ ): 

"Over the past couple of days, we have seen many Black lives cut short over police brutality. In these tough times we want to make sure that it is known that these losses affect us as well.

The evening will have speakers from the Black community here in Winnipeg as well as Indigenous kin to show solidarity.

Speakers for the night:
Nadine Sookermany from Women’s Health Clinic
Uzoma Asagawara MLA for Union Station and organizer of QPOC Winnipeg
Adeline Bird is an Afro-Indigenous community advocate, producer and filmmaker. She is also the book author of the book “Be Unapologetically You: A self-love guide for women of colour

*More speakers to be announced in the coming days*

Please come out to heal, show solidarity and love for Black folks.

*Allies are welcome*

This is a peaceful rally and not a riot. If you are coming with the intention to be violent and destructive instead of grieve, learn, listen and support organizers & our community STAY HOME

We want to make sure that people are still following social distancing protocols, meaning to please wear masks, remain two meters apart from each other and bring hand sanitizer if you are able to. If you do not have any please let us know and we can provide you with some.

We will have extra masks and gloves available but please do your best to get some for yourself and others if possible.

We are aware that the province has lifted some restrictions but please keep in mind that we are still in the middle of a pandemic. We want to ensure that the most marginalized are safe and protected as much as possible.

Interpreters will be there and we will be live streaming the event on Instagram for folks that can not make it

We are also taking donations of money so please feel free to donate as much as you can
You can email it to: Justice4BlackLivesWPG@Gmail.com.

Safer Spaces policy

This event is intended to be a safer space for Black community to heal, process and be together.
There will be zero tolerance for any expressed misogyny, homophobia, queerphobia, transphobia, fatphobia, ableism, racism, sexism, violence, or lateral violence. We will ask you to immediately leave if you refuse to follow these expectations."