North West Migrants Forum’s Event Safety measures
Socially Distanced Day of Solidarity Rally; Justice for George Floyd
6TH JUNE 2020 at 3PM
We are aware of the concerns raised surrounding the Black Lives Matter rally that took place in Belfast earlier this week. With this is mind, we want to reassure the public of the steps and precautions we are taking to fully protect the wellbeing and safety of everyone in attendance at our peaceful rally on Saturday 6th June in Derry/Londonderry.
We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of people in our city who have offered their time and resources to support this rally.
We have received numerous donations of personal protective equipment (PPE), including facemasks, gloves and over 500 new bottles of hand sanitiser, all of which will be made available for attendees to make use of on the day.
Our team of over 40 volunteer stewards will also be in place to ensure that everyone adheres to social distancing rules and remains two metres apart from one another, and there will be two metre markings displayed on the ground outside of the Guildhall to help people with this.
We encourage participants to bring their own PPE if they prefer.
We have printed two large banners From Derry-Londonderry- Minneapolis Black Lives Matters (2 meters long) to ensure visibility of the two meters rules
Before you decide to attend the rally, we are asking everyone to consider the following:
If you have symptoms indicative of COVID-19 or if you are shielding, self-isolating or quarantine please stay at home. We will be live streaming the gathering online so you can watch from home
You can show your support by Downloading the attached Black Lives Matter posters and post online or around your home.”
Print George Floyd Poster and stick it on your window, take a photo and share with us on Facebook/twitter/intagram with the Hashtags #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter
If you would prefer not to attend the gathering due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic or cannot attend due to accessibility issues, you can still show your support online.
In addition to creating signs and posts with the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd, you can actively help victims of discrimination and brutality by using digital means.
You can donate via the following links.
North West Migrants Forum
Black Lives Matter: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019
You can sign petitions to protest police brutality and unfair treatment of BAME people here:
Ban rubber bullets: change.org/p/united-nations-ban-the-use-of-inhumane-rubber-bullets/
Colour of Change Petition: act.colorofchange.org/sign/justiceforfloyd_george_floyd_minneapolis/
Change Petition for George: http://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd/
Stop Using HDQ Neutral in ICE Detention Centres: https://www.change.org/p/change-org-stop-ice-from-poising-immigrants.
Donate to your local community organisations supporting victims of racial discrimination and hate crimes
To learn more, you can also follow Twitter accounts such as:
Black Pride Ireland; MASI,
Stay Alert, Stay Safe And Fight for justice!