June 30, 2020
Dear community partners,
In light of today’s statement by Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers about rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in our area, the organizers of the Edmonds Rally for Freedom have made the decision to postpone the event. This community rally was scheduled to take place on Friday, July 3rd at Civic Field in Edmonds.
While recent protests and rallies have not been found to be super-spreader events when attendees wear masks and follow distancing, the health of our community is paramount. And being mindful of everyone’s health risks, data has also shown that COVID-19 is statistically impacting the Black community in greater numbers.
As a group of local Edmonds residents, we remain deeply committed to the work of dismantling systemic racism. We encourage everyone to make a commitment to becoming anti-racist, learning what that means, and taking meaningful action.
As soon as we deem it safe, we will reschedule this event. Please look for future announcements and we look forward to coming together as a community to show our support for Black lives in Edmonds and beyond.
Thank you and stay well,
Event organized by Black adult and youth leaders of Edmonds
Friday, July 3, 1-2:30 p.m. at Civic Field in Edmonds
Join us for a community rally to amplify Black voices about what freedom looks like on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at Civic Field (310 Sixth Avenue North) from 1pm to 2:30pm. This event is planned by Edmonds Black leaders and Black youth.This family-friendly rally will feature speakers and performances, collaborative art activities, and a showcase of Black-owned businesses. Masks/face coverings are required. Please leave pets at home (service dogs are of course allowed). Public parking is available at the lot near the Municipal Court at 250 Fifth Avenue North.