Local groups plan Franklin County Standout for Racial Justice on 2nd anniversary of the murder of George Floyd
Event: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 4:30-5:30 pm
“Black victims of police violence are not new, and George Floyd’s death has been
followed by too many others. But his brutal murder opened a floodgate of outrage,
demonstrations, deep reflection, and new awareness worldwide. We will not forget!”
On Wednesday, May 25th , 2022, residents of Franklin County will have the opportunity
to speak out as we stand out,” to honor victims and oppose racial violence with roadside
vigils on the two main east/west area thoroughfares in our county.
From 4:30 to 5:30 pm, people are invited to gather anywhere along Routes 2 and 116 in
Franklin County or along the Sunderland Bridge in a larger group.
All interested can come alone or grouped by town or organization, holding signs
remembering victims of police violence, or related to racial justice.
For maximum impact and outreach along the two routes, those planning to participate
are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with their contact information and
desired location for the Standout.
The May 25th Standout is supported by: Traprock Center for Peace and Justice; Racial Justice Rising; Interfaith
Council of Franklin County (ICFC); Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution (FCCPR); Western Mass.
CodePink; The Sunderland Human Rights Taskforce; Deerfield Inclusion Group; Long Line for Racial Justice, &
Moving Forward for Racial Healing
Source: MNF Grantee Traprock Center for Peace and Justice (Image also via Traprock)