The unjust deaths and other injustices against black Americans, the strife in our cities, and the division and disunity in our nation hurts all of us. This must jolt us into real action that seeks justice and a spirit of unity in the community. This Jefferson County NAACP event involves:
A peaceful gathering starting at 3:00PM in the 100 block of North George Street (at its intersection with Washington Street, beside the County Courthouse)
o Bring signs/posters calling for justice, remembering the oppressed & calling for unity
o Statements from NAACP, community, civic and law enforcement leaders
o At Jefferson County Courthouse, participants will have the option to take a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds of respectful silence, prayer and remembrance of
the sufferings of George Floyd and all others impacted by racism and civil strife
o Organizers will distribute small placards with a “Prayer & Plea for a United Community” as well as a document asking citizens to take further action for justice
o All participants please wear a mask & practice proper social distancing during this time of pandemic. Free masks will be provided for those who need one.
o If you need a chair to get through this hour-long gathering, please bring one.
o Free parking available at Municipal Lot at 200 W. Liberty Street, with overflow parking areas designated on the 100 and 200 blocks of East Liberty Street, as
well as on-street parking downtown.
o The Charles Town Police Department leadership and officers are joined in this peaceful event as participants, they are coordinating traffic control and public
safety, and all people should treat law enforcement with dignity and respect as we use this event to foster further dialogue & progress. Other Jefferson County
law enforcement leadership have been invited and are expected to participate.