Students plan Black lives stand-in, march, vigil
A newly formed coalition of high school student leaders from Haddonfield, Collingswood, Woodlynne, Pennsauken, and Haddon Heights is planning to hold a stand-in, march, and vigil in Haddonfield on Wednesday, June 24 from 4pm to 6pm.
The activity, sponsored by SJ Students for Black Lives, will have three components:
- A stand-in (4 to 4:30pm) – with posters, signs, and artwork mourning Black lives lost to police brutality, and demanding justice for Black citizens — along sidewalks on Kings Highway East, from the PATCO line to Haddon Avenue.
- A unity march (4:30pm to 5pm) along Kings Highway East from Haddon Avenue to the High School.
- A gathering (5 to 6pm) at the High School, with speakers, poetry, song, and an 8:46 period of silence in honor of George Floyd.
Social distancing measures will be followed. Participants should wear masks and bring water.
Those who cannot join in person are encouraged to follow SJ Student for Black Lives on Instagram for ongoing events and education.
The group encourages supporters to donate to The Lucy Outreach Foundation — a youth empowerment program working in Camden. Connect HERE.