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#BlackLivesMatter Protests – Through the Winter

Every Friday! Moving to 4:00 pm for November – January

When: Every Friday
Feb-Oct 5:00-6:00 pm
Nov-Jan 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Where: NW 65th St & 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA

We invite you to stand up for Black Lives Matter each Friday at 65th and 15th
Everyone who is able to join us in October or November will receive a free digital subscription to Chinook Book.
Note: Starting November 6th, we will gather 4pm to 5:30pm on Fridays. We’re starting earlier because of darkness. We recognize that may be difficult for some, so we’re extending to 5:30 for those who can’t come until later and hope that everyone can join us for a 45 minute to 1 hour block during that time. Battery powered lights on your signs are encouraged

Go here to get on the mailing list for Black Lives Matter updates.

Despite measured support from Decriminalize Seattle and King County Equity Now for the City of Seattle budget, we are encouraging folks to continue with Friday Night Protests in light of the injustices that continue throughout the country.  We are putting the continuation of Friday Night Protests into the public’s hands. As long as there are Ballard residents who feel the need to protest, we’ll be there to support you. However, because of weather, we won’t be setting up an info table through the winter. We’ll continue to send updates to our BLM Protests mailing list as we learn of relevant news.

If you’d like to join our mailing list, click here.

This is a marathon (or maybe a relay race), so please sub in whenever you can. Bring signs that express the demands of the movement (e.g. “#DefundThePolice”, Invest in Black Communities, “#BlackLivesMatter”, etc.) Please tweet and share this event with your network.

PLEASE WEAR MASKS & FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. We can spread out from 65th and 15th for space. Do NOT attend if you are sick, exhibiting symptoms, or if you believe you have come into contact with someone who had COVID-19.

This event is organized to give Ballard neighbors an opportunity to come together and express our solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. It is not intended to compete with other actions and protests around Seattle. But it will provide an opportunity for those who may be unable to participate in those actions to make their voices heard… and to begin organizing further solidarity actions in our neighborhood. If you cannot join us in person, make noise and let people know you care from home! 

Can’t Make the Protests? Want to Help More?

If you can’t march, take this time as an opportunity to familiarize yourself with your local elected officials. This includes your mayor, city council, county executive, county council, county prosecutor, and state representatives. It helps if you collaborate with friends and neighbors, and reach out to people you know who are more familiar with the local issues. It’s up to you to make sure your local officials feel the pressure to improve police accountability and dismantle the structural racism that has been built into all of our institutions.

Take action now!

Write or call our local politicians
Let them know that you support the demands being made by BLMSKC: