Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) will hold a Black Lives Matter vigil on Monday, July 6. The BACP Black Lives Matter vigil will be held at the intersection of Sixth and Washington Streets, Brainerd, near the Sawmill Inn. The vigil begins at 5:30 p.m.
Vigil participants will meet at the vigil site. Signs, flags, and banners are available for vigil participants or vigil participants may bring signs to the vigil. Vigil and meeting participants are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.
The BACP Black Lives Matter vigil is in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter/Justice for George Floyd vigils taking place across Minnesota, the United States, and the world. The BACP Black Lives Matter vigil will demand justice for George Floyd and all police brutality victims. The vigil will demand the demilitarization of the police force and the abolition of the federal government's 1033 program which provides military weapons, vehicles, and equipment to police departments. The vigil will demand police officers who commit police brutality be held legally accountable. The vigil supports proposed legislation in the Minnesota legislature and Congress to curb police brutality and systemic racism. The vigil will last until nearly 7 p.m. when BACP holds our monthly meeting at Gregory Park. The BACP monthly meeting will be held in the part of Gregory Park across from the Brainerd United Church of Christ (UCC). The UCC is located at 415 Juniper Street, Brainerd.
In the event bad weather forces cancellation of the BACP Black Lives Matter vigil, the BACP monthly meeting will be held in the UCC upstairs library at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the BACP Black Lives Matter vigil and monthly meeting. Please join us.
The Spring 2020 BACP Adopt-a-Highway cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020. Cleanup volunteers will meet at Morrison County Park (Belle Prairie Park - map) at 1:00 pm. Morrison County Park is located off Highway 371 north of Little Falls. A short assembly will be held to plan the cleanup. Due to concerns about the Covid-19 virus, we will maintain social distancing and meet only to pick up trash bags and plan our routes. There will be no potluck gathering after the cleanup.
Volunteers are encouraged to read the Adopt-a-Highway information posted here. Included in the Adopt-a-Highway information is how to report potentially hazardous materials encountered during the cleanup, tips to avoid poison ivy and other plants which cause itching, and Lyme Disease prevention advice.
In the event bad weather forces cancellation of the cleanup, a new date will be set.
Everyone is welcome to join the BACP Adopt-a-Highway cleanup and potluck. The project will be a great way to help the environment and share our message of peace. Please join us.
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