“Friends and Family of The Inyo Valley ‘Payahuunadü’ stand with us together on Tuesday to speak out against racism, tyranny, and inequality.”
Participants are asked to meet at the Bishop City Park at 9:00 a.m.
Masks must be worn, and social/physical distancing must be kept.
Violence will not be tolerated. If you are immune compromised, please support the protest from home. This is a peaceful gathering with a direct message.
Mission Statement #blacklivesmatter: “To honor the life of George Floyd, and the countless other black lives taken unjustly throughout our history. To acknowledge racism as a systemic and ongoing disease still active and present within our communities and world.
This is not a protest about Trump…this is about black lives and acknowledging white privilege. This protest is a peaceful gathering of human beings who share a vision of a world without racism and prejudice.”
Signs will be available before the protest begins, and materials to make your own.
Protest organizers will expect your sign to reflect our mission statement and not your own agenda. Inappropriate signs will not be allowed. If you have any questions on appropriate signage, please feel free to run it past event organizer, Luke Kinney.
9am~ Meet at Bishop City Park, organize signage and gather (respect appropriate distance from each other)
9:30am~ 10 min of silence in honor of George Floyd.
10am-11am~ Protest begin.
[NOTE: Update (6/01/2020) Friends and Family who plan on joining the protest tomorrow, due to the concern of looters and non locals arriving to cause trouble and potential violence we will NOT be leaving Bishop City Park! We will stand in Solidarity together! If you are part of this peaceful protest in the spirit of MLK, you will stand with us. If you are walking on the streets protesting you are not a part of our vision for this event. We love our local businesses.. .they are our livelihood and foundation to our great town. Our voices will he heard. Now is the time to come and stand with us! There is no better time.-Luke Kinney]