Dear members and friends of Wedgwood Presbyterian Church,
Black Lives Matter of Seattle-King County is calling for a statewide day of action in support of all Black lives. They are including a silent march to honor lives lost and to send a message that we will no longer tolerate racism. The silent march will begin at 2:00 at Judkins Park and will proceed south to Jefferson Park. You can find more information here:https://blacklivesseattle.org/statewide-silent-march-and-general-strike-on-friday-june-12th/
People who cannot attend the march are encouraged to participate in a march in their own community, so the session (the board of elders for those unfamiliar with Presbyterian governance) and I invite you to join us on Friday, June 12, from 2:00-3:30 PM to show the support of our church and neighborhood. We will march in silence as a sign of grief over lost lives. Our march will be a short, circular route along and through the church’s property and will be planned in such a way that we can maintain a safe 6 foot distance from each other.
We invite you to bring a sign to carry as you march. In order for the message to be clear and consistent, we offer the following suggestions for your signs:
Black lives matter
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
John T. Williams
Justice and peace
Love your neighbor as yourself
Racism is sin
Say their names
So many names
There is work to be done
We must do better
If you wish, please feel free to invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join us.
Thank you for your care and compassion for the community, and as an additional sign of that care, we ask that you please wear a mask even though we will be outdoors.
Grace and peace,