The NAACP Portland Branch, Portland Racial Justice Congress, Southern Maine Workers Center, USM Voices of Difference and Unity, Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, ACLU of Maine and Peace Action Maine join concerned individuals and families in a "March to End Violence: Solidarity for Racial Justice" on Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. in Portland.
This family-friendly gathering will begin at Congress Square before marching down Congress Street to Chestnut Street where marchers will then enter the Portland High School gymnasium for a few remarks and song.
The March is intended for those who want to add their voices to those around the country calling for an end to the proliferation of violence and the need for a justice system that is accessible, fair and transparent for all. Time will be given to recognize the lives of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice in the manner in which their families have called upon the nation to respectfully remember.
Marchers are encouraged to bring signs, banners, drums and/or music instruments.