Hawthorne Community Organizes March In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Communities across New Jersey and the country have come together in solidarity to support
Black Lives Matter. We as a community denounce the death of George Floyd so organizers in
Hawthorne, New Jersey have come together to host a march on Sunday, June 7th from 1-3pm. We
are asking for people to meet at the municipal pool at 1pm. There will be an opening blessing by
Pastor Jim Bushoven. An opening statement by local Black Live Matter Paterson Organizer-Zellie
Thomas and a call to march by TJ Powa.

At 1:30pm the crowd will march up Lafayette Ave and proceed to the Borough Hall. Once at
borough hall from 2-3pm there will be a moment of silence for George Floyd, Selaedin Maksut
representing CAIR-NJ will lead a blessing followed by remarks by Boro officials including Police Chief
McAuliffe. Mayor Goldberg is invited to attend and speak as well. There will also be local speakers
Corey Teague-Justice For Jameek Lowery, Terrell Hughes, Summer Davis and Monet Kendall-Turner
community members.

There will be a call to action and an ending prayer by Rev. Dr. Michelle White. After the march
we hope to keep the attention on improving all relations between the police and community. This will
be a welcoming and peaceful event and those across Passaic County are invited to attend. Please
bring water, hand sanitizer and signs. Also, bring and wear a mask for consideration of the others
marching. Finally, we encourage you to use social distancing as much as possible.

We thank you all in advance see you Sunday!

Signed,
The Hawthorne Community

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