A Black Lives Matter rally is coming to North Hudson for the second year in a row tomorrow afternoon, an event organizers have been promoting for weeks.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The event is scheduled to begin at 79th Street and Bergenline Avenue at 12:00 noon Demonstrators will march in unison down Bergenline Avenue to an area near Celia Cruz Park in Union City.
HudPost founder James de los Santos, began working to organize the protest in partnership with prominent community leaders in an effort to create a space for Hudson County residents to support the Black Lives Matter movement and other issues affecting the North Hudson Community.
“I hope that this demonstration serves as a model – that cities are able to come together to enact real change when utilizing activism and effective community organizing. Last year, this event set the precedence of fostering meaningful relationships between local authorities and the community at large,” he said in a statement.
“Open dialogues were initiated and must continue in order to address and improve the community and how it is governed and policed. The residents of the North Hudson County region want to continue to see tangible changes in local policies and politics. This is just the beginning.”
Dozens of community leaders are expected to make participate, including state Senator (D-33)/Union City Mayor Brian Stack, Progressive Democrats of Hudson County member Hector Oseguera, Black Men United Founder Nevin Perkins, Black Lives Matter representatives Kason Little and Zellie Thomas, CAIR New Jersey Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, and Dennis Febo of Amend the 13th – NJ.
Furthermore, the organizations that helped organize the rally are the Hudson Partnership CMO, Amend the 13th – New Jersey, American Muslims for Palestine, NJ-08 for Progress, Hudson Pride Center, ICNA Council for Social Justice, Black Men United – Jersey City, Black Lives Matter – Paterson, Elizabeth.