Press Release
Press Release

Accessible March for #BLM, Sunday June 7

 

By - Jun 6th, 2020 02:50 pm
Accessible March. Poster artwork by Tasha Fierce.

Accessible March. Poster artwork by Tasha Fierce.

Organizers Harvey Ross, Otis Young, and Esther Ander–all members of Milwaukee’s disability community–are holding an accessible march on Sunday, June 7, starting at 2 p.m. at Veteran’s Park (Milwaukee lakefront, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive). We are marching to support Black Lives Matter, end police brutality, and elevate justice for all. To our knowledge, this is the only march of its kind being planned in the country. 

The route is just under four miles and is designed to avoid hills and obstructions for those using wheelchairs or mobility aides. ASL Interpreters will be positioned throughout the route and available via live feed during the march. Along the way there will be four rest stops staffed with medics, water, spray bottles, snacks, and ear plugs for those who need a break from the noise.

We will make multiple stops for moments of silence to remember our Black and brown family lost to police brutality. These moments will also allow us to hold space for individuals who may be experiencing heightened anxiety due participation in group settings.

Many people with disabilities are immune compromised, so we ask that everyone wear a mask properly, maintain 6 feet of distance, wash hands thoroughly and bring hand sanitizer. (We will have a limited supply on hand for folks who need it.) For those not comfortable in a group, there will be a vehicle caravan option.

March route will be posted here soon: https://www.facebook.com/events/327932081526011/

For more information, contact miverson1981@gmail.com.

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