Wondering if you or your readers have insight as to where I might pick up a BLM yard sign today. I was unsuccessful at the google. Heading out of town tomorrow morning and would love to bring the sign to my destination.”
Also another reader passes on “A Call to Action: Showing Solidarity with the Global Response against Racial Injustice
In response to the murder of George Floyd on May 25, millions of people around the country plan to commemorate JUNETEENTH (JUNE 19) to show solidarity and support to the African American community.
In agencies across the federal government, employees are exposing the disconnect between the agency’s stated commitment to diversity and inclusion and the daily employee experience. In solidarity with these employees, we must stand up for ourselves and for each other by building a workforce that reflects our nation’s diversity and leverages the creativity of diverse, talented groups to advance America’s foreign policy priorities.
If you plan to take leave on Juneteenth and want to be in solidarity, please consider including the below message as your out of office message: Read More
Thanks to BJ for sending:
What: DC-wide Juneteenth Celebration – Memorial for George Floyd – Community Cookout (separate but together)
Where: YOUR own front yard/porch/balcony/Sidewalk etc
When: Friday, June 19th from 6-10pm
It’s a little tricky to explain, but basically we want EVERYONE to celebrate Juneteenth, but because of COVID, we want people to celebrate from their own Front Porches/Yards/Balconies/Sidewalks. Thinking of it as an event that is Together-Apart.
I know that our block (Illinois/Taylor and the surrounding ones) are keen to all cookout in our front yards and walk around on the sidewalks and visit etc.. but we have a lot of elderly and immuno-compromised folks in our area and a block party with everyone mixing together would be unsafe. Read More
The messaging is self-explanatory. I ran in to this Friday afternoon, it brought tears to my eyes, but is so powerful too. The participants silently stood along the curb, some with signs, and took a knee as the bells began to chime, and cars passing honked horns in support.” Read More
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Here’s a list of protests & other events happening in DC, MD, & VA this weekend. You can click the link in my bio to find more info on these events & other #DMV specific resources. Please comment or DM me other events/resources. Feel free to share & please continue to practice safety precautions with COVID19!! I highly recommend getting tested for coronavirus if you are participating in any of these events. Hmu if you need help finding info. • • • Artist for sign: @vividlimbo #blacklivesmatter #blacklivesmatterdc #dcprotest #dcprotests #baltimoreprotest #dcmarch #peacefulprotest #rvaprotest #blm #blm757 #sayhername #sayhisname #defundthepolice #novaprotest #nojusticenopeace #dmvprotest #washingtondc #washingtondcprotest @dc_protests_ @freedomfightersdc @blacklivesmatterdc @dcteensaction @superdupersalina @washingtonianmag @thedmvdaily
Thanks to spax for compiling and sharing this great list of resources including this weekend’s planned marches and protests.
“On Saturday, June 13, 2020 and Sunday, June 14, 2020, multiple First Amendment demonstrations are scheduled to occur in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with these events, there will be street closures and restrictions that motorists should take into consideration:
The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking for the demonstrations beginning on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 6:00 am and extending through Sunday, June 14, 2020 to 11:59 pm: Read More
Thanks to Scott for sending the photo above at 4:10pm.
The start was at UDC a little earlier: Read More
Thanks again to MB for sharing these.
Thanks to Faraz for sending the before photo above and MB sends the current scene:
More photos: Read More
Thanks to Lindsey for sending Sunday:
“We walked by this group protesting outside of the Kennedy-Warren apartment complex in Woodley Park and it just made our hearts smile. They’re in the dangerous age range for corona so they couldn’t go the protests downtown, but they clearly wanted to contribute.”
Thanks to Brian C. for sharing this morning: “the wall has been turned into a canvas and people are out taking photos and reflecting.” Read More