Berkshires March for Justice and Humanity
Join us Sunday afternoon as we peacefully march from Pitt Park to the Common in downtown Pittsfield in protest of the recent Grand Jury decisions regarding the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Everyone is invited. Please share and invite others. We have an event permit and permission and cooperation from the police department to march in the street.
PARKING & WALKING
The March goes from Pittsfield Park on Columbus Avenue to the Common on First and Eagle Streets. It’s a little over half a mile. We recommend parking, if you can, in the large parking lot at the Common and then walking or carpooling up the street to Pitt Park. We also encourage those who do so to offer rides to marchers who need to get back to Pitt Park. Thank you!
We encourage everyone to bring their own signs. Beginning around 2pm, we will have materials available for making signs at Pitt Park.
SPEAKERS & SCHEDULE
We encourage everyone to arrive at Pitt Park by 2:45pm if possible. We will leave Pitt Park via the Columbus Avenue entrance (by the basketball courts) at 3pm sharp, led by a banner.
We will stop at the corner of North and Eagle Street, in front of the Juvenile Justice court building, to hear spoken word by Nakeida Bethel-Smith and Jerome Edgerton. We will walk another block to the sidewalk in front of the Common, where we will hear a song from Warren Dews, a few words from Roberta Dews and NAACP President-elect Denis Powell, and will close with a prayer of peace and healing by Reverend Sheila Sholes-Ross.
#StandforJustice #NotOneMore #BlackLivesMatter .