Organizers are planning the event to march in unity, march for change, march for reform, and to march together to reimagine public safety.
A new local group called How Many More? will host a Unity March on Saturday, June 5 at 12 noon. The event takes place approximately one year following a large march held in San Diego in the days following George Floyd's murder.
The march will begin at the County of San Diego Administration building and follow a route to the Hillcrest Pride Flag.
Organizers are planning the event to march in unity, march for change, march for reform, and to march together to reimagine public safety in honor of Floyd, Adam Toledo, Breonna Taylor, and many other Black Americans who have lost their lives at the hands of police.
Principal event organizer Charles Brown held his first march in June 2020, and says that it satarted as an idea with about 50 of his closest friends. To his surprise, the march attracted a crowd of over 10,000 people.
"The death of George Floyd left me breathless," said Brown on organizing last year's march. "Local protests immediately were happening all over the country, even here in San Diego. I had to act. My husband and I quickly organized a march in 4 days. It was a march for unity with a call for Police Reform and an end to Police Brutality (MURDER)."
Brown has made it clear that this march will be inclusive of all races, sexual orientations, and trans individuals.
"Together we will be strong enough to make an impact and CHANGE!" said Brown.
Organizers are also looking for donations to help pay for march related expenses including water to keep the crowd hydrated. To donate click here.