JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Justice Coalition held a Black Lives Matter Rally Sunday discussing a wide range of topics from black owned businesses to police racism.
After the initial rally on May 31, in honor of George Floyd, the coalition formed to create change in Jamestown and the surrounding community.
The group continued to have rallies at Dow Park every Sunday throughout the of the month of June. With the upcoming election in the midst, they gathered to focus on education as far as voting and its importance.
“The ultimate goal of the coalition is to seek recognition equity and equality for all marginalized people in our city and in our community, but we really try to focus on civic action and education,” said Coalition leader and educator Justin Hubbard.
Hubbard says since starting this group, they have been successful in getting conversations started and actions taken by local leaders and people of power.