Join us on July 18th at Heritage Park in Wheeling, Illinois for a peaceful protest and march. The suburbs are maintaining momentum in the movement for systemic change to protect the lives of Black people locally, nationally, and globally.
There will be powerful speakers, marching, grassroots organizations offering ways to get involved, and local Black vendors.
The event will be accessible with bathrooms, limited optional socially-distanced seating, and an ASL interpreter. The venue and march will be wheelchair accessible. All attendees MUST wear masks and maintain social distancing. Extra masks will be available for those who need them.
The speakers will be Laura Hernandez, Chanel Pugh, Nancy M. Ramirez Blancas, Bro Charles, Jazzmine Williams, Carlos Smith, and Djuan Wash. The protest also features a speech and short musical performance from Kal Marshell.
2:00 – We will gather at the Performance Pavilion. There will be opportunities during this time to learn about grassroots organizations and explore local Black vendors.
2:30 – Introductory remarks and guidelines, land acknowledgment, and route explanation. The march will immediately follow.
Once back at the Performance Pavillion, we will hear from around 10 speakers and performers.
Upon completion, grassroots organizations and local Black vendors will be available until 6 PM.