There’s a huge peaceful protest planned in Wauwatosa this evening

There’s a huge peaceful protest planned in Wauwatosa this evening

640 480

Every day we round up the Milwaukee-area Black Lives Matter protests we find. Here’s what organizers have planned for Tuesday, June 9.

5:30 p.m. in Wauwatosa

Black Lives Matter Wauwatosa Peaceful Protest. 1k interested on Facebook as of this morning.

Here are the details from the Facebook page

***ROUTE:

Begin at Kohl’s on 124th and North – Go up north ave to Mayfair (HWY 100) – PAUSE FOR SPEAKER – Turn right and go down Mayfair to Watertown Plank- PAUSE FOR SPEAKER -Go to 116th Street and turn right- we will then weave a bit through the fisher woods neighborhood and end up at the Wauwatosa Police Station -FINAL SPEAKER AND MEMORIAL . The route will be approximately 4.5 miles.

***MEETING:

We will meet in the Large parking lot on 124th and North Ave. PLEASE ARRIVE BY NO LATER THAN 5:20! Kate and I will be there at around 5:05 pm.

THOSE WHO ARE DRIVING- Please park your car in the Piggly Wiggly Lot in the spaces closest to the intersection. This way it will be easy for us to organize leaving the lot.

THOSE WALKING IN THE PROTEST – Please spread out and park in the spaces throughout the strip mall area. We want to do our best not to disrupt the businesses there. Then, we will meet in that same back corner the cars driving with us are meeting. Find Crystal in a neon green rain poncho and green hat with a black bird on it to collect a bracelet for the memorial. We only have 300 bracelets so this will be first come, first served.

You can look for Kate in a yellow rain jacket, Matt in a black raincoat and Chicago Bears hat, or myself (Crystal) in a neon green rain poncho and green hat with a black bird on it for questions or concerns.

**DEPARTURE:

The plan right now is to leave at 5:30. If you cannot arrive before then, please DM Kate. There will be periodic updates on the event page as well.

We have 10 confirmed cars for tomorrow that will drive with the protesters. They will be receiving a separate email tonight about logistics. If you would like to be a driver and have not emailed yet, please email crystal@legatoyoga.com

**SPEAKERS:

Two members of the BIPOC community have officially offered to speak and they will receive an email this evening with details.

**SNACKS, WATER & MEDICAL AID:

We have several volunteers that have offered to haul wagons of food and water. We will have at least one person toward the back of the group, one in the middle and one in the front area. A Volunteer has reached out and offered to coordinate medical support in the form of stocked stations posted along the route and also working to acquire a mobile medical team. I will update when I know the final result of this.

**COVID-19 CONCERNS:

Please wear a mask if you have one! There are a few people who have offered to help distribute disposable masks for those who do not have one. It may not always be possible to stay six feet apart so please know that there is inherent risk involved in these kinds of events. REMEMBER- Masks protect others from your germs- by wearing a mask, we really help lower the risk of exposing each other, especially when you are asymptomatic. IF YOU FEEL ILL IN ANY WAY, PLEASE STAY HOME!

We will also have a few people distributing hand sanitizer periodically.

**INCLEMENT WEATHER:

If the weather looks to be severe (ie; there are sever thunderstorm warnings or tornado warnings, the event will be rescheduled and announced ASAP. This is being constantly monitored.

**DONATIONS:

If you would like to make monetary donations in lieu of marching or in addition to, you can email Crystal (crystal@legatoyoga.com) for information on what to do, or give your name and email address to Kate tomorrow and we will contact you on how to make sure the money goes DIRECTLY to Khalil, Frank and/or Vaun. The post has been share a few times so if you want that sooner, check the comments and I will have the graphic there.

**ENDING- The march will conclude at the Wauwatosa police station. There will be a speaker, a memorial for those slain by police brutality, a show of participants setting the glow bracelets on the lawn, and then a standing, sitting, keeling (whatever is accessible to you) 9 minute moment of silence.

If there are other questions please comment on THIS THREAD. Please refrain from starting a new thread for organizational purposes.

This show of community and love is incredible and you are ALL helping to make a difference in our world.

7 p.m. in South Milwaukee

Starting at the corner of 10th and Milwaukee Ave.

88Nine Radio Milwaukee