DETAILS: Black Lives Matter Seattle Silent March June 12, 2020


SEATTLE—Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County today released the following schedule, rules and details for the June 12 March of Silence.

This march is SILENT to honor those lost to police brutality and institutionalized racism, and as a safety precaution against coronavirus.

Schedule

  1. Meet atJudkins Parkat 1:00pm.
  2. Begin silently marching at 2:00pm.
  3. Silently march toJefferson Parkvia 23rd Ave S. This will likely take 90 minutes or more.
  4. Closing Remarks at Jefferson Park.

Rules for the March

  1. Please be respectfully silent during the march.
  • Please don’t initiate chanting or booing.
  • We encourage you to bring signs and other visual ways of making your voices heard during the march.
  1. Please take the pandemic seriously.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance from everyone who’s not in your household. There will be plenty of room, so be willing to spread out.
  • Bring appropriate facial coverings (mask, cloth, scarf, bandana, etc).
  • Bring gloves.
  • Bring hand sanitizer.
  • Do NOT attend if you are sick, exhibiting symptoms, or if you believe you have come into contact with someone who had COVID-19.
  1. After closing remarks, please disperse and return home immediately.
  • Do this in the interest of mitigating your risk of coming into contact with the virus.
  • Plan your visit to the area in advance so that you know how you will be getting home before you arrive at the march.

What to Bring

  1. Bring shoes that are water resistant and good for walking.
  2. You may bring signs and banners. If you are honoring a loved one, you may bring photos of the individual or other items to help remember that individual.
  3. The event will be family-friendly and the route is fully accessible by wheelchair and strollers.
  4. Bring what you need to stay safe from the pandemic (see rule #2 above).

Additional Safety Precautions

Despite the above instructions, Black Lives Matter is aware that some may arrive at the march without any protective equipment. For this reason, we will be providing masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer at the event. However, if you are able to bring your own protective equipment, then you should, in order to help make supplies last. The march being silent will further mitigate the risk of spreading the virus, as yelling can increase its spread.