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June 7, 2020 - 11:41am

'Batavia Chalk-Out' -- an event to express feelings with chalk art about social injustice and racial inequality

posted by Billie Owens in Event.

A trio of organizers is planning an event Sunday afternoon, June 14, in Downtown Batavia. Lindsay Wrobel, Verneda Peete and Ken Marrocco, are holding the "Batavia Chalk-Out" from 2 to 4 p.m.

It starts at the International Honorary Peace Garden at Batavia, located at 111 Main St. next to the Holland Land Office Museum. It is expected fan out down Main Street from there.

Organizers say the event will allow people to express their feelings of support surrounding recent events relating to police brutality via chalk art while maintaining social distance.

"We hope to spark conversations among friends and families and to demonstrate that the black community have allies everywhere, including in small towns like ours. We ask that people wear masks to the event, and suggest bringing signs and chairs depending on how long individuals plan to stay. Chalk will be provided, but we also encourage people to bring their own."

(Editor's note: The event was originally set for the afternoon of June 7, well after the protest march that day, but was postponed "due to unforeseen circumstances.")
Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Honorary International Peace Garden at Batavia, 111 W. Main St., Batavia NY 14020

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