PROTESTS: Rally, marches, bike ride coming up

Thanks to Nancy for the photo of the “small but mighty” gathering at Delridge Playfield during “Take a Knee for Justice” around this time last night. For those looking to show their opposition to racism and support for justice and equity, here are three upcoming events:

WEDNESDAY: At noon tomorrow, a family rally is planned outside Louisa Boren STEM K-8 (5950 Delridge Way SW), “to proclaim that Black Lives Matter.” You’re asked to wear masks and spread out along the sidewalk.

Also tomorrow, White Center’s Community March for Black Lives is planned, starting at Greenbridge Plaza:

People of White Center, we stand together in solidarity to fight for justice for our black brothers and sisters.

-We will gather at Greenbridge Plaza at 4 pm
-Hear from community members and leaders
-Begin Peaceful March toward 16th Avenue at 5 pm .

Please bring your face mask.

The plaza is on 8th SW just south of SW Roxbury.

(ADDED WED.) Per image in comments, there’s also a 3 pm march from Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle) to White Center.

SATURDAY: The organizers of last weekend’s Peace Peloton ride from Alki have organized another ride – not in West Seattle but not far:

2nd PEACE PELOTON demonstration and bike ride to support black-owned businesses
Saturday, June 13, 2020

Starting point is Tougo Coffee at Yesler Terrace. Riders gather from 10:00 am onward. Ride starts at 12 Noon and ends at Ezell’s Chicken/Garfield Playfield. Additional details and route map are in this link.

Anything else ahead? or text 206-293-6302 – thank you!

9 Replies to "PROTESTS: Rally, marches, bike ride coming up"

  • Bradley June 9, 2020 (11:36 pm)

    Hopefully, we’ll have a special election coming up soon after Mayor Durkan resigns, too.

    • Tsurly June 10, 2020 (6:12 am)

      It that were the case, and after all that has happened, I’d bet dollars to doughnuts we would have a much more liberal mayor replace her. Beware what you wish for.

    • Ant June 10, 2020 (9:35 am)

      Durkan should resign for being utterly transparent and focused on responding to protesters voices? Taking responsibility and crafting actions for change? Or maybe being empathetic to their causes and trying to progress the city forward? Yeah she is awful. 

      • ColumbiaChris June 11, 2020 (11:55 am)

        Not sure which Mayor Durkan you’re talking about, but the one here is Seattle has demonstrated minimal capacity for empathy and zero ability to reign in her out-of-control police force. Durkan needs to go.

  • Neighbor June 10, 2020 (11:43 am)

    Looking forward to marching with our neighbors in White Center! 

  • Heather June 10, 2020 (11:52 am)

    One more March today 

    • WSB June 10, 2020 (11:55 am)

      Thanks. I would guess they’re meeting up with the 4 pm Greenbridge rally/march, then.

  • agcala June 15, 2020 (3:17 am)

    what about the bike ride coming? Didn’t see anything.

    • WSB June 15, 2020 (10:03 am)

      That wasn’t in West Seattle so we couldn’t cover it.

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