New England Area Conference NAACP
5K Walk For Justice
5K Walk For Justice
The Goal & Purpose is
To develop a multi-racial, multi-age group of thousands of people who will participate in some leg of the Relay to demand legislative changes. A significant and diverse participant group will send a powerful message to the different legislative bodies that a broad cross-section of citizens is demanding change. The desired legislative changes, include:
1. Cultural competency of police forces, and at all command levels
2. Independent or special prosecutors when police are subject to prosecution for serious crimes, including assault, excessive force and killings
3. Requirement for police body cameras
4. Other policies and practices which may lead to better and more effective policing and the elimination of race based policing and discrimination against the disabled.
The Relay will endeavor to gain the sponsorship and active support of significant numbers of civil rights organizations, religious groups, community groups and unions. To be effective, the Relay must appeal to youngsters, college students, young workers, and older people -- in short, people of all ages.
In Amherst our walk will begin from two locations, UMass area in the North and Hampshire College area in the South both groups concluding at Sweetser Park Amherst Center, across from the police station.
What you can do now:
I Want to register to walk
Email email@example.comI want to Help with Organizing
We have identified several committees to make this effort happen:
Logistics Committee:Plan, arrange and implement all matters regarding support services, including; housing, food and vehicles
Security Committee:Plan, arrange and implement all matters of safety and security.
Publicity Committee:Plan and arrange all matters of publicity and public relations.
Co-Sponsors Committee:Seek and arrange for a broad base of organizational support, including: Clerical Community; Unions; Civil Rights Organizations; Community Groups
First Aid and Medical Committee:Plan and arrange all matters of first aid and medical support.
Registration Committee:Plan, arrange and implement registration for all participants
Collateral Material Committee:Plan and design signs, handouts and other collateral material
Contact amherstnaacp@gmailMy organization wants to co-sponsor this effort
Arise for Social Justice is now an endorser
Women of Color Leadership Network at the Center for Women & Community
Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success, "Stand Against Racism"
My organization wants to make a donation to this effortMake Checks payable to:
Amherst Area NAACP
Our mailing address is:
Amherst, MA 01004