March for Black Lives - One Year Later. Beyond the March - again - to LISTEN as residents REFLECT
One year ago TODAY, on Sunday, June 7, thousands came together in Berkeley Heights in unity and solidarity - ‘Berkeley Heights March for Black Lives”. It was a peaceful day marking a “movement not a moment”.
Community members of all backgrounds marched, gathered, shared their stories, and peacefully rallied for change. And, we were silent. Together. For 8 minutes and 46 seconds in memory of and solidarity with George Floyd, his family, and his suffering.
Please join the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council on Sunday, June 13 from 2-3 pm where it all started at Columbia Middle School upper field. The BHDC invites the Community to come back to the field, one year later, to reflect on the March for Black Lives that took place on June 7, 2020.
We will be asking residents to reflect on the year that’s gone by and how it impacted you and our Berkeley Heights Community. Join us to reflect on the following:
What is the one memory of the day that stands out the most for you?
How did the BH March for Black Lives impact you?
How have you seen the BH community change since the March for Black Lives?
What should we be doing as a Community to make change sustainable?
The BHDC will compile what’s shared into a video that we will share with the community.
It’s a year later, so it’s time to reflect. It’s time to share. And, the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council is here to listen.
The Berkeley Heights Diversity Council was founded over six years ago to honor and embrace the diverse cultures and perspectives within Berkeley Heights. Our goal is to spread awareness and foster inclusion.
The BHDC is open and welcoming to all who reside in Berkeley Heights wishing to celebrate the diversity of our great town together. More about us can be found on our website or we encourage you to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any ideas or suggestions.
Originally published in TAPinto Berkeley Heights, June 7, 2021