For Immediate Release
Local Organizations Initiates Call to Action for City of Charlotte
Million Youth March of Charlotte Responds to Office Involved Shooting With Call for Peace and Unity
Charlotte, NC — September 21, 2016
WHO: In response to the fatal officer involved shooting for Keith Lamont Scott, the Million Youth March of Charlotte has responded with a Call to Action for the Charlotte community.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:00pm
WHERE: Marshall Park
800 E. 3rd St
Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church (rain location)
401 N. McDowell St
WHY: After the fatal shooting of Keith Scott, hundreds of Charlotteans took the streets in what started as a peaceful protest. As tensions flared, violence ensued and led to the injury of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers as well as impacts to late night traffic on I-85.
Million Youth March of Charlotte founder, Mario Black, says the call to action is necessary because although hearts are hurting, “our approach must be different.” His goal is for the community to come to a resolve and allow the world to see Charlotte in a stronger and more positive light. The evening’s gathering will be peaceful and encourages open dialogue to address what seems to be unanswered question of what it is to be “Black in America”.
The organization wants the Scott family to know that they stand with them during this difficult time.
Movement to the rain location will be determined No Later Than 6:30 pm