Sorry this is so small. It's referring to teach ins that have been going on in the area since the George Floyd murder. It is organized so that participants research and make a poster describing one of 50 events in US history that have led us to current state of injustice. People and posters line up in chronological order and passers by can read and learn and possibly engage in conversation. Everyone wears masks and keeps their distance.
You can see that the time conflicts with our vigil. I'm going to go to Altadena Friday night and hope to swing by our corner on the way home. I am hoping to get to know the organizers enough to invite them to our corner some Friday night.
Edited to add: Click on the graphic to see an enlargement.
We are looking forward to another successful event and thanks to all who have made the previous events meaningful. There are a couple of new things to announce:
1. Please RSVP in reply to this email. Notice we have set up a email@example.com email account for the events. All organizers have access to this account. Please confirm how many sign-holders you are confirming for and their names.
2. We will inform you of your sign number by email or text no later than next Wednesday (8/12). If you have a preference for a sign number, let us know.
3. The August 15th event will be at Charles White Park in Altadena. We landed on this location so we could work in collaboration with DENA UNITED - a coalition of area community groups that are working on an 'ACTIVATION." In addition to our timeline, there will be other activities - music, dialogue, etc.
4. We will continue to practice safe social distancing and will set up the timeline in an area that allows for more than 6 feet of separation.
On behalf of the planning team - Maria, Dan, Dani, and Amy - please accept our gratitude for your participation and support in keeping the history in front of folks as a means of forwarding the Movement 4 Black Lives (M4BL)
One of 50 signs at the Community Teach-In Event in Montrose on July 10, 2020.
The URL on those flyers posted above is a page on The Root website, "A Timeline of Events that Led to the 2020 'Fed Up'-rising," outlining key moments in the history of African Americans in the U.S. since 1619. This is the link: