Location:Holyoke Heritage Park, 221 Appleton St, Holyoke, MA., 01040
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The Holyoke March for Racial Justice will take place next Sunday, Oct.1, 2017, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., starting at Holyoke Heritage Park, 221 Appleton St, Holyoke, MA., 01040. We will meet near the Merry-Go-Round in the park, march to City Hall and end with a Rally with inspiring speakers and opportunities for additional civic engagement. This is a sister March to the National March for Racial Justice held in Washington, DC, on Sept 30th, the anniversary of the 1919 Elaine Massacre in Elaine Arkansas when hundreds of black sharecroppers organizing for better pay from white plantation owners were killed by state sanctioned white mobs. For more information go to the Facebook Page: March for Racial Justice, Holyoke, MA., and to www.m4rj.com. The blatant racism unleashed in our country by last November’s presidential election is a call to action for all who care about racial equity and justice for all. The March is co-sponsored by Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts (PDM) along with twenty-nine other groups and organizations in Western Mass.
added on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 by John Lippitt