Dear Community Residents:
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first of three marches conducted by civil rights activists in 1965 from Selma, Alabama, to the state’s capital of Montgomery – marches that helped lead to the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams invites you to march in partnership with him this Saturday, March 7, over the Brooklyn Bridge, symbolizing the famous crossing of the Edmund Pettis Bridge.
The theme of the march is “Selma is Everywhere,” memorializing our shared commitment to civil rights, racial equality and progressive reform. We are planning to gather at 10:30 AM on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge, followed by a kickoff press availability at 11:00 AM and the step-off at approximately 11:30 AM. We will be marching to Brooklyn Borough Hall, where we will gather to watch President Barack Obama’s address to the nation from Selma.
If you would like to be part of this important event, we ask that your organization make a commitment to bring at least ten marchers with you, so we can build this unity message in partnership.
Please e-mail Stefan Ringel, Communications Director for Borough President Adams, at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you wish to be part of the promotion of this event, including mention on a flyer, as well as to let us know how many marchers you will be bringing.