Local Citizens Gather the Community for The Silent Mile
A silent protest against police violence without trial
The Silent Mile is a coordinated response to the escalating murders of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the growing number of other victims of color whose lives have been taken. Our diverse community is coming together to march a silent mile against police violence without trial.
On Wednesday, July 13th at 4:30pm at the Hague Bridge in Downtown Norfolk, we invite those who are ready to take action, and who understand that this march is for those who:
Are not anti-police
Join The Silent Mile to reclaim the humanity of those senselessly lost as you march in honor of one of the 135 African-American people we lost in 2016 ALONE. Follow the Facebook Group Page: The Silent Mile and event page: The Silent Mile NFK for updates. More details and info will be distributed Monday evening.
Here’s how to get involved:
1) Join The Silent Mile by clicking attend and showing up – you can choose your own person to commemorate on the march or we will have resources to choose onsite.
2) Contact your government officials
The Virginia Senators in the 114th Congress
231 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Mark R Warner:
475 Russell Senate Building Washington DC 20510
And tell them (please feel free to copy and paste): It’s time to take action against extrajudicial violence against African Americans in violation of their 14th Amendment right to due process and equal protection under the law. I believe being black in America is not punishable by death. Please use your voice and platform to raise the concerns of the community and walk with us on the Silent Mile.
3) For press inquiries and more ways to offer support and get involved, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org