Rally at Burnside Park: Defund/Disarm/Disband!

When:
June 10, 2020 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
2020-06-10T16:30:00-04:00
2020-06-10T19:00:00-04:00
Where:
Burnside Park
40 Kennedy Plaza
Providence, RI 02903
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
RI COVID Response: Decarcerate NOW

Rally with us at Burnside Park on WEDNESDAY at 5pm! Because of powerful organizing by the Black Lives Matter movement, City Council will be meeting to discuss plans around cutting the police budget, with presentations from community organizers. We must continue to show up in force to demonstrate that Black Lives Matter is not debatable and that the people support defunding the police!

We will be distributing masks and encouraging social distancing. RIDOH is now offering testing for anybody who has participated in a protest, whether or not you have symptoms. If you can’t make it in person, tune in on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91388660429

There is also a general budget meeting TUESDAY the 9th at 5. Join on Zoom and send comments: https://facebook.com/events/s/providence-city-hall-budget-he/590799181571259/?ti=icl

Join us in solidarity with those who have lost their lives to racist police violence and mass incarceration. We want to hear and amplify the voices and perspectives of different community members. Your voice is particularly important in this moment, when decarceration and abolition have become part of the national dialogue around police brutality.