White Birminghamians for Black Lives holds weekly witness event

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For over year, a group of dedicated Birmingham citizens have come together every Friday to support a shared belief — that Black Lives Matter.

White Birminghamians for Black Lives holds a weekly gathering that takes place in the Birmingham Civil Rights District at the historic Kelly Ingram Park “to bear witness to the truth that Black Lives Matter.”

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White Birminghamians for Black Lives walk Kelly Ingram Park, Oct. 27, 2017. [Photo courtesy of White Birminghamians for Black Lives Facebook]

Don’t let the name fool you, White Birminghamians for Black Lives is open to all “as an opportunity especially, but not exclusively, for white Birminghamians.” The group’s name is derived from the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and the weekly witness events are held in a spirit of solidarity with the local BLM movement and in support of their work.

Each week at the witnesses, participants carry signs bearing statements of their beliefs as they peacefully walk around the outer sidewalks of the park. While others sit with signs in the middle of the park.

The Friday, Nov. 3 witness runs from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CT. Those interested in attending are invited to attend for a short period or for the entire block of time.

For more information, check out the group’s Facebook page.

 

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