Seniors to Protest Via Zoom

Online forum scheduled for July 27.

An online protest for older adults is being planned via Zoom to allow seniors to “gather in solidarity and bring attention to the need to end systemic racism and push for police reform,” according to the event organizers.

The event is scheduled for July 27 at 3 p.m.

“It is so impressive how quickly we have all adapted to the virus situation and hosting Zoom happy hours and other virtual gatherings,” said former Mayor Allison Silberberg, a featured panelist of the event. “Given that most seniors have not been able to attend the peaceful protests, this virtual event would be one way for our seniors to connect and see about ways to affect social change.”

In addition to Silberberg, other speakers include: Reverend Marcia Norfleet of Alfred Baptist Church, and Shawn Tarrant, former member of the Maryland House of Delegates. Kelly White Gibson, Clerk-Treasurer for the Town of Merrillville, Ind., will serve as moderator.

Organizers said the goal of the event is to enable a group of people to safely participate in the movement regardless of any physical boundaries or possible risk of exposing themselves to the coronavirus. Speakers will discuss the impact of structural systemic racism and how individuals can influence change.

To learn more or to register, visit bit.ly/virtualseniors.

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