Join us for our third public witness in support of racial justice and the dignity of the human person. This witness will be hosted by parishioners of Saints Peter and Paul Parish and is open to all who want to stand in support of Black lives.
– We will gather (6 feet apart) in the grass behind the bus stop at the southwest corner of North and Oakland beginning at 5:20. Street parking is available in the area, but please leave yourself a few extra minutes to find a spot.
– At 5:30, Fessahaye Mebrahtu, Director of Black Catholic and Ethnic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, will lead us in a brief prayer.
– We will then move to positions at all corners of the intersection, where we will hold signs to communicate our message to all passing by.
– If you’re not able to stand for an hour, feel free to bring a chair!
– At 6:00, we will kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence, in remembrance of George Floyd and all who have lost their lives.
– Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
– Chalk will be available to decorate the sidewalks if you would like.
– This is a peaceful, family-friendly event. We encourage you to bring your kids!
– Signs with faith-based messages are especially encouraged. Some extra signs will be available if you don’t have one of your own.
This event is organized by a group of Catholic lay people, and we warmly welcome all who want to stand up for the sacredness of Black lives.
This is an ongoing event every Thursday at 5:20, with different locations each week, so stay tuned for future opportunities to stand with us!
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July 30, 2020: Black Lives Are Sacred Public Witness 2