No Justice No Peace
On a very warm June afternoon, residents of Plainfield, a southwest suburb of Chicago, and surrounding locales joined together for a short march to celebrate Juneteenth and to raise their collective voice against racial injustice. The march began at Plainfield Central High School and tracked near the downtown area before gathering in Settlers Park next to the village hall. Once there, the remaining hour was spent in listening and reflection upon the words of people of color from the community, a religious leader, and local musicians. According to my best estimate, well over 300 people showed up, many with their families and young children. It certainly proved to be a great opportunity for the community to come together and support each other and hopefully will be the catalyst for more to come.
Plainfield, Illinois, USA