Submitted by Rhea Miller
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, over 100 Lopezians gathered to show their support for Black Lives Matter.
Participants brought their children, some in strollers, and held handmade signs between noon and 2 p.m. on June 14. A cart carrying a Black Lives Matter banner, more signs, and supplies arrived. Periodically the crowd chanted through their masks under the leadership of a local farm intern Clare Menard. Cars drove by with thumbs up, honking their horns. Participants who had not yet signed the pledge to oppose white supremacy last weekend, signed at this demonstration. Signs included “Say their name,” Defund Police and Invest in Community, Black Lives Matter and more.