Published on: Sunday, May 31, 2020 News

Join Us for A Moment of Reflection and Call to Action on Monday, June 1st at 6pm


The deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Finan Berhe, and the ones before, force us to continuously come face-to-face with the persistent pandemic destroying our communities – racism.

It is important that the Takoma Park community continues to show up, as a united front, and take a public stance against racism. As perfectly stated by Angela Davis, “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.”

For real change to happen, accountability and action must take place. Every single one of us is responsible and we must all do our part.

YOU ARE INVITED to join Unity in the Community co-founder Meaghan Murphy, fellow neighbors, Takoma Park Radio, community activists, Takoma Park City Council members, Mayor, City Manager, and Chief of Police on Monday, June 1, 2020, at 6 pm for a moment of reflection. We will explore how we as individuals, and as a community, will help eradicate racism in this country and work toward just and equitable communities.

Tune in to Takoma Park Radio Station 94.3 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm to explore social justice through music. Hear messages from Chief of Police Antonio DeVaul, Denise Jones and the Essex House Girls Club, long-time TKPK community residents Cedric Boatman and Chris Barclay, community organizer Brandy Brooks, and City Council Member Talisha Searcy.

We encourage you to grab your markers, a piece of paper, and make a sign that reflects the message in your heart and a pledge to take one or all of the following actions:

  • support-on-the-ground activists
  • help when it is not an emergency
  • educate yourself
  • call lawmakers and vote
  • talk to your community about racism

With your sign in hand, step outside your front door and find a socially distanced place to sit and reflect, or open up your window and turn up your radio.

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