Name of Engagement

NAACP March for Our Lives

Description

A student-led march to highlight racial injustices and honor the Black lives lost as a result of systemic racism and police brutality took place June 12 on the campus of James Madison University.

Organized by the JMU chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), “March for Our Lives” was a peaceful way of speaking out against racism in America. The march began on Warner Commons and ended at Spirit Rock. An estimated 350 people attended. Face masks were required and participants were asked to maintain social distancing guidelines.

Before the march began, there was a moment of silence for Black people who have been murdered. The first 8 minutes and 46 seconds of the march were held in silence to celebrate Black lives lost. JMU students painted Spirit Rock black and added the words “Black Lives Matter.”

Web Presence

https://www.jmu.edu/news/2020/06/12-march-for-our-lives-jmu-naacp.shtml

Involvement

Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Campus Scope, Harrisonburg/Local/VA

Date

June 12, 2020

Frequency

One Time Only

Primary Focus of Program

Cultural Institutions and Programs

Community Partner Name

NAACP

Begin Date

6-12-2020

Areas of Engagement

Civic Engagement, Community Engagement

Format

Student Organization

On/Off campus

On campus

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