A group of organizers are planning on marching to steps of Nanaimo City hall in support of the Black Lives Matter starting at 2 p.m.
Organized by The Equality Initiative, participants will gather at Maffeo Sutton Plaza in downtown Nanaimo and then walk with organizers to city hall on Wallace Street, according to the event page on Facebook.
“When we arrive at city hall, we’ll provide a space for our community to speak about systemic racism with the intention of helping others learn and be inspired to work together and unite our community,” the event page on Facebook said.
Organizers are asking that attendees respect physical and social distancing measures that have been ordered by the provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry and to wear a mask.
They’re also asking participants to bring a flower to lay on the steps of city hall. The flower, organizers say, will “symbolize hope” for a brighter future.
The Equality Initiative is a “Nanaimo-focused community-led group working towards equality” according to the Facebook page.
“Our mission aligns with the spirit of reconciliation and unity, so we would like to acknowledge to the Snuneymuxw First Nation that we are marching on your land and thank you for this honour,” the event page on Facebook said.
A Black Lives Matter event that was held last week in Nanaimo attracted hundreds of people.