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Picnic for the People! Defund413 Teach-In & Community Art

August 2 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Amherst has been hearing a lot about Defunding the Police budget over the last month. But, what does that actually mean for our town and for our communities? Join us for an afternoon (social distanced) picnic where you will hear knowledgeable speakers address this question and share their visions for a more just and safer Amherst FOR ALL. There will be an art walk around the common and a chance for you to create your own art to express what you want public safety in Amherst to look like! We will also be raising funds for the Youth of BLM and their upcoming trip to the Black Lives Matter March on Washington, D.C. on Friday, August 28.
Please wear masks and practice social distancing!!!
This event is family-friendly! Bring your kiddos, bring your friends!
Bring your own picnic food to enjoy while you listen to our speakers.
Enjoy Community Safety art by Amber Hughson and more.
Color in “Care not cops coloring and activity packet” by Favianna Rodriguez.
Show your little ones(and big ones!) the picturebook walk featuring…
Or make your own drawing or statement to be displayed in downtown storefronts!
Use our displayed QR codes to donate to the Youth of BLM Venmo for their trip to Washington
Schedule of speakers: Coming soon!


August 2
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Lydia Sivel-Irons

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