FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A year after Black Lives Matter protests in response to the killing of George Floyd broke out across the country, Fort Wayne groups are gathering to mark the one-year anniversary of the protests that happened at the Allen County Courthouse.
The Protest Reunion will take place on Saturday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The organizers listed this as a family-friendly event and it is hosted by Six 8, Slayla Marie and Tricey Lafaye. The guest speakers are:
- Recipient of the “Ignite the Community” Admiration Award Mr. Tory Lowe
- Pastor, Activist, and an Author – Mr. Carlton Lynch.
- Former NAACP President, Board member of East Allen County Schools – Paulette Nellems.
- An organizer with BLM South Bend, the Director of Outreach for BLM Grassroots, a public school math teacher – Jorden Giger.
They are also having a clothing drive by AlienNature Supply and passing out 300 free meals in partnership with Big Mommas Kitchen & Human Agricultural Cooperative for the Community Curbside BBQ Giveaway.
WANE 15’s Natalie Clydesdale is at the scene and will update accordingly.
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