Pictures of the March for Justice in Glastonbury by Lynn A. Damon
On June 7 Glastonbury Riverfront Park people gathered in support of one another. Speakers Included: Civil Rights Attorney Joe Smith, Glastonbury Board of Education Member David Peniston. In the wake of recent events, and events that have long been a part of history, we believe that it is important to unite as a community to stand up for the lives of those who are systematically oppressed and targeted in the United States. This protest is fighting for the end to police brutality and the killing of black adults and children.
These are issues that directly impact Glastonbury residents, and they will not be dealt with until we begin talking and taking action on them as a community.
We will be peacefully marching from the pavilion near the soccer and baseball fields at Riverfront Park to the front of the Glastonbury Town Hall building. We invite you to join us in solidarity with our black communities.
We do recognize the current situation with COVID-19 and require all participants to wear masks and keep their distance to protect our community against the virus.
This protest is supported by State Representative Jason Doucette, Glastonbury Town Council Vice Chairman Lawrence Niland, Glastonbury Town Council Majority Leader Deborah Carroll, Glastonbury BOE Chair Doug Foyle, Glastonbury BOE Vice Chair Julie Thompson and Glastonbury BOE Members Alison Couture and Ray McFall.
This protest is also supported by the Glastonbury Democratic Committee, Glastonbury MLK Community Initiative, Greater Hartford Chapter of Jack and Jill, Farmington Valley Links, Black Lives Matter New Haven Chapter and Black Lives Matter Connecticut.