FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham High School Black Student Union will hold a Black Lives Matter protest at Historic Village Hall on the Framingham Centre Common on August 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.
“This peaceful protest is organized by the Framingham High School Black Student Union in honor of the countless of black lives that have been lost due to systematic oppression, police brutality and racism,” said one of the organizers Joy Kunda.
“Our goal is to provide the community a safe place in joining the fight towards justice. We also want to amplify the voices of our BIPOC community members by sharing our platform with different beneficial organizations/ small BIPOC owned businesses within MetroWest,” said Kunda.
The event will begin with protesters holding signs to the traffic in the area, followed by speeches from community members. Then the protesters will be asked to attend different booths where they will go to learn new information that will empower their fight in the movement.
The group has invited a handful of community-based organizations such as FFREE (Framingham Families For Racial Equity and Equality) to have booths at the event.
“Even though the national attention towards police brutality and social justice issues has gone down in recent weeks, this protest aims at reminding the community that these issues persist,” said Kunda.
Everyone who attends is asked to wear black and a face covering and to maintain social distance. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lot of energy and creative signs.