SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Demonstrators gathered in Springfield Saturday in front of the federal courthouse to discuss racial justice.
‘Undoing Racism Organizing Collective’ and ‘Arise for Social justice’ held the joint rally. Speakers, including Holyoke mayor Alex Morse, spoke to a crowd of more than 50.
The set goal of the event was to draw focus in supporting family separation at the Mexican border, congressional action against white supremacists, police brutality and gun control and how these issues impact the community.
In addition, UROC’s goal is to bring together activists, organizers and at least 100 allies to the oppressed to show a collective stand in support of racial justice.UROC Spokesperson
Founding member of UROC Judy Feinstein told 22News how the event came to be. “This rally was really born out of white folks coming forward to show support along with our people of color, brothers and sisters,” said Feinstein.
Attendance was mixed between members of the host organizations and community members interested in the cause.