Clarkston Held Black Lives Matter Solidarity March

Walking together an estimated 1,000 residents and community supporters peacefully marched along the streets of Clarkston to lend their voices and actions to the Black Lives Matter movement during a Solidarity March held on Sunday, June 7th, at 1:00 PM.

Clarkston Held Black Lives Matter Solidarity March

March participants gathered at the City of Clarkston’s City Hall Annex. The pastor of Clarkston First Baptist Church, Rev. Karl Moore, lead the marchers in prayer and issued a reminder that COVID-19 social distancing was to be adhered to at all times. Other speakers included, Imam Altaf Sulaiman, Masjid Al-Momineen Mosque, Pastor C.O. Adams, Christ Community AME Church, Pastor Trent Deloach, Clarkston International Bible Church and Dr. Heval Kelli, Emory University School of Medicine.

Clarkston’s Councilwoman Yterenickia “YT” Bell marched not only as an organizer, but also as a policy maker. “With our feet, we are demonstrating moving forward together, show our willingness to acknowledge implicit biases, to hold our friends, colleagues, and family members accountable for racial injustices and most importantly, to be a part of the solution, not the problem!”, stated Bell.

Bell also gave the next steps to be taken in search of formalizing solutions, “This is just the beginning and a great step towards creating systemic solutions. Soon there will be townhalls held to further this discussion.”

Other City of Clarkston representatives and march participants included, Robin Gomez, City Manager and Clarkston Police Chief, Christine Hudson.

To ensure safety and COVID-19 protection march partners, Global Pharmacy, Medshare, Now United-How We Do It, Bella Canvas, Brodon Law Firm, all supplied gloves, face masks, and sanitation products. And Clarkston’s Refuge Coffee provided food and beverages.

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