COOPER RIVER INDIVISIBLE TO HOST BLACK LIVES MATTER MARCH AND GATHERING IN BERLIN BOROUGH
Residents of Berlin Borough along with allies and supporters of the #BlackLivesMatter movement will gather on Friday, June 6th outside the Berlin Borough Municipal Building
BERLIN BOROUGH, NJ – On Friday, June 6th, at 7:00 PM outside the Berlin Borough Municipal Building, Cooper River Indivisible will join Berlin Borough residents for a peaceful march and gathering to demand justice for George Floyd, and to affirm our support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
As protests and demonstrations roil the country, it is more important than ever for people of conscience and empathy to come together in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of color. On Friday night, a peaceful gathering of such people will demonstrate our outrage at violence against black Americans and our demand that victims like George Floyd receive justice from our legal system. More than that, though, the event will honor diversity and a multi-racial America as a positive good that must be celebrated.
Cooper River Indivisible is a progressive advocacy organization based in Camden County that was founded after the election of Donald Trump in 2016. In their nearly four years of existence, CRI has organized dozens of marches, protests, and rallies, building awareness of, and advocating for solutions to, issues like immigration justice, progressive taxation, and good government. CRI has also engaged with voter contact work, canvassing, and phone banking for progressive candidates for office throughout the South Jersey region.
Adam Sheridan, Lead Organizer for Cooper River Indivisible and himself a resident of Berlin Borough, stated, “This is a historical moment for the Black Lives Matter movement, as police practices are being scrutinized with a more critical lens, and real change is being demanded.
With the President threatening to call out the military to suppress protests, it is imperative that people do the hard work of organizing for racial justice and awareness in our local communities. This march and vigil is the first step to bringing Berlin Borough together to examine our community and ourselves and find ways to be more inclusive, diverse, and loving of all people.”