Here at Groundswell our hearts are heavy this morning with the pain of the murders of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Minneapolis at the hands of the police. We are saddened, disheartened and angry along with so many in our community near and far. We send love and solidarity to the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and join in the call for justice resonating around the country.
While it is easy to feel helpless in times like these, Ithacans will be coming together in community to express grief, anger, hope, and solidarity tomorrow afternoon. Black Lives Matter Ithaca has organized a rally and march from Southside Community Center (305 S Plain Street) beginning at 4:15PM. We hope to see some of you there.
With ongoing commitment to a safe and just world for all,