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Brighton Residents Form Community Group, Will Hold Walk and Vigil to Combat Racism

By Staff

 

brightonBrighton residents have recently formed the grassroots group “Community Uprooting Racism in Brighton (CURB),” after residents found fliers with the phrase “Make America Great Again” directing them to a racist website in their driveways, last month.

Thursday, the group will hold a vigil and walk to protest racism from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., beginning on the front lawn of Brighton High School, and ending at the Twelve Corners Middle School Auditorium.

The vigil and walk will be family-friendly, free, and open to the public, the group said.

According to CURB officials, attendees should walk to the vigil carrying LED lights, glow sticks, and flashlights, in order to create a visible message of unity and support, in celebration of Brighton’s diversity.

Two youth speakers will also give presentations after the walk, and attendees will have the opportunity to share their own encounters with racism.

In September, Pittsford residents formed a similar group to combat racism, after racist fliers were also distributed throughout the area’s neighborhoods.

Visit www.facebook.com/CURBrighton for additional information regarding the group’s future events.

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