Clergy and Community Leaders Hold Silent March for Racial Justice, Call on Mayor Ginther to Implement De-Escalation Strategies That Will Save Lives
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2017
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Columbus Clergy and Community Leaders Hold Silent March for Racial Justice, Call on Mayor Ginther to Implement De-Escalation Strategies That Will Save Lives
COLUMBUS, OH — On Wednesday, October 4th at 5 p.m., a diverse group of Columbus interfaith clergy and community leaders will march in silence for racial justice in response to the deaths of black men and boys who have been brutalized or shot and killed by Columbus Police since last summer: Henry Green, Kwame Patrick, Tyre King, Jacquarius Robinson, Chris Wade, Jaron Thomas, Kareem Ali Nadir Jones, Timothy Davis and more.
Faith and community leaders believe Mayor Ginther, City Council and the Columbus Police Department need to make decisive changes and implement proven strategies and policies de-escalate situations, have more accountability and transparency, and keep everyone in Columbus safer.
Over 70 Columbus-based faith leaders have signed a moral declaration, calling on all levels of city leadership to take action by implementation Crisis Intervention Team training, Mental Health First Aid training, and more cooperation with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity regarding anti-racism, implicit bias and cultural sensitivity training. To read the letter and the full list of signers, click here.
Silent March for Racial Justice
Wednesday, October 4th at 5 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square
125 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Strongwater Food and Spirits,
401 W. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215
Mayor Ginther has scheduled a fundraiser for “Friends of Ginther.”
Rev. Susan Smith, Crazy Faith Ministries
Molly Shack, Columbus People’s Partnership
Rabbi Sharon Mars, Temple Israel
Imam Horsed Noah, Abubakar Assidiq Islamic Center
Pastor Terry Stephens, Manifestation Church
Rev. Dan Clark, Faith in Public Life
Faith in Public Life is a strategy center for the faith community advancing faith in the public square as a powerful force for justice, compassion and the common good.