Community Unity Rally Against Hate

| August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments |

A group of Prince William citizens who are passionate about diversity and inclusion have planned a rally called “Community Unity Against Hate,” for this Saturday, August 11.

The Rally will be located at Conway Robinson State Forest along Route 29 in Gainesville (across from University Boulevard.) It is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and last until 4 p.m.

The rally, organized by Brentsville resident and activist Evelyn BruMar, is planned for the same day as to Jason Kessler’s White Nationalist ‘Unite the Right’ rally planned for this weekend in Washington, D.C., but BruMar said it is much more than a counter protest.

“The purpose of this isn’t just to counter what neo-Nazis are doing in Washington, D.C.” said BruMar on Facebook.“It’s an effort to help make our Prince William a more inclusive county and our Virginia a more inclusive commonwealth.

Attendees are invited to bring canned goods that will be donated to SERVE (NVFS).

Del. Danica Roem of the 13th District, who plans on attending the rally, said it is important to send the message Prince William County and Virginia are welcoming places, no matter who you are, what your race, religion, or gender is, or who you love.

Other notable attendees/speakers include Del. Lee Carter (50th), Del. Hala Ayala (51st), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (31st), Manassas City Council Member Ken Elston, Manassas Park Council Member Hector Cendejas, spoken word poet Tammarrah Addison, West Wood Baptist Church Rev. Jessie Kearns and local community activist Mansimran Kahlon.

“Let us gather to celebrate what makes us a community and make a stand as a community together,” BruMar said.

While many of the speakers belong to the Democratic Pary, all who support inclusion and unity are welcomed and encouraged to participate.

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