As you know, CWS/Lancaster in partnership with many community supporters and partners, are holding a March for Humanity in Penn Square, Lancaster followed by an All-Star Band Concert at Tellus360. We are looking forward to a successful event and hope to see many of you there!
We have become aware of a second rally and protest that will also be occuring in Penn Square, just a couple hours before our gathering. This event is hosted by the Red Rose Socialist group and is a counter protest to the Unite the Right rally that is occuring on this day in DC.
The Red Rose Socialist group event is occuring from 12-2pm in Penn Square.
The CWS/Lancaster March for Humanity is occuring from 3-4pm in Penn Square.
With both of these events occuring in the same afternoon, we are concerned there may be some confusion among the audiences. This also creates the possibility for there to be a few hundred people in Penn Square at any given time.
To help curb this confusion, and provide a bit more clarity and control, Tellus360 has opened their doors to us beforehand to make 'Signs for Positivity' to have at our March for Humanity gathering. CWS will provide limited supplies for sign making.
We are confident that the March for Humanity will be a peaceful showing of solidarity with our neighbors far and wide. We are grateful to you for your support and welcome shown to all.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Sheila Mastropietro, CWS Office Director
CWS Lancaster Immigration and Refugee Program 308 East King Street Lancaster, PA 17602