Where Do We Go from Here? A Rally to Organize For Racial, Economic, and Social Justice.
Where: Crestmont Park in Willow Grove, PA
When: 5:30 pm on Saturday, August 8th* with a rain date of Sunday, August 9th
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, people have risen up for justice, rallying around the Black Lives Matter movement spanning across all 50 states, Canada, Australia, Japan, UK, Denmark, France, Germany, and New Zealand. In small towns, rural communities and major cities, protesters have been pouring into the streets for months. We, as a class, are agitated and it is glaringly obvious with each protest we organize or attend. The COVID Pandemic has cut across the globe, laying millions of people off and taking hundreds of thousands of lives – and now the waves of protest are grappling with how the system brutalizes and discards the lives of Black people, people of color, and all the poor.
Because of our commitment to these protests, we have been able to display our outrage and demand a fundamental change. The question now is the same question that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. posed in his 1967 speech at the 11th annual convention of the Social Christian Leadership Conference, an organization birthed from the Montgomery Bus Boycott, committed to ending all forms of segregation.
King asked, “Where do we go from here?”
On Saturday, August 8th, join Put People First! PA’s Montgomery County Healthcare Rights Committee for a rally in Crestmont Park, with speakers who will be able to answer that very question. Only through organization and commitment can we turn this moment into a movement, independent from any political party, with a goal of transformational change. The power is with the people! We invite you to show up and rally with us, learn with of us, lead with us!
Please be sure to wear a mask and as much as possible practice social distancing both in transit and at the location. We will have sanitizer and water available for everyone. We will live-stream the rally for folks who can’t risk being out or who can’t attend in person for other reasons.