Black Lives Matter Cicero and Berwyn Walk

June 7, 2020 - 3 PM – 7 PM

Town of Cicero

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We are meeting at Cicero Town Hall – on the Cermak side to start our peaceful celebration and attention of Black Lives. This movement is a collaboration between community leaders and the community. We will be marching from Cicero to Berwyn. We are sharing the route at the protest.

Black Lives Matter Cicero/Berwyn Walk/Caravan timeline:

*We are not disclosing the route to minimize disruptions, but the Route will be under 2 hours and we will walk 3 miles. There will be slow-downs for water and stopping at two checkpoints briefly*

2:00 p – Volunteers – meet at 2 pm sharp for orientation at Town Hall on the Cermak side (49th & Cermak).

3:00 p – Car Caravan – please check-in by Walgreens on Cicero and Cermak and we will direct you to wear the caravan is going (please arrive before 3:45 p). We will have volunteers guiding you. We are aware that the Walgreens parking lot is barricaded. The car caravan will continue and will just park on the side of the parking lot. We will have a team ready to assist with directions.

3:00 p – Protestors – Join us on foot or bike, we will be on the Cermak side of the town hall (Cermak & 49th).

4:00 p – March departure – When we start marching, we are inviting children, people living disabilities, elderly, and folks who need to walk at a slower pace to go in the front so we don’t leave anyone behind. Please invite family and friends who walk at a slower pace at the front.

REMINDERS: *Please wear your mask and practice social distancing – we can be safe and protect ourselves from COVID-19*

Vibe Check Mic Check – Black + Afro-Latinx neighbors, residents, and protestors voices are being amplified please feel free to lead the chants and messages with our volunteers with green bands – they will have megaphones.

This is a BLACK LIVES MATTER EVENT – we are not using All lives matter chats as it erases the stories of injustice for our Black and Afro-Latinx neighbors and residents.

Need help? Our look for our volunteers with bands on their sleeves:

Blue Bands- Water
Purple Bands – Safety
Green Bands – Microphone

P.S.: We are aware there are separate events happening around the same time and that they will be joining us after the event finishes.


We have three goals:

-We are learning about the Black Lives Matter Movement

-We are honoring the lives of Julian Yaber, Victor Casarez, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and others who lost their lives too soon.

-Uniting for diversity and peace

What is the Black Lives Matter Movement?

“Four years ago, what is now known as the Black Lives Matter Global Network began to organize. It started out as a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission was to build local power and to intervene when violence was inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

In the years since, we’ve committed to struggling together and to imagining and creating a world free of anti-Blackness, where every Black person has the social, economic, and political power to thrive.

Black Lives Matter began as a call to action in response to state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism. Our intention from the very beginning was to connect Black people from all over the world who have a shared desire for justice to act together in their communities. The impetus for that commitment was, and still is, the rampant and deliberate violence inflicted on us by the state.”

“Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. Our network centers those who have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.”

Black Lives Matter was created by women and LGBTQ comrades.