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Community Anti-Racism Effort (CARE)

Community Anti-Racism Effort (CARE)

The CARE initiative began March 2016 in response to racist literature distributed in Lexington, VA neighborhoods. Together we organized an anti-racism rally and are continuing to move forward to combat systemic racism through creative ways as we seek to build community, educate ourselves, and lift up our neighbors of color.

Initial News Coverage of the MLK Community Parade

Initial News Coverage of the MLK Community Parade

“Lexington group schedules parade for MLK weekend, pre-empting SCV parade”

WDBJ, Roanoke, 10/27/16

“Diversity parade to replace Lee-Jackson Parade in Lexington on January 14th”

-WSLS, Southwest Virginia, 10/27/16

“Sons of Confederate Veterans Respond to Change in Annual Parade Route”

-WSET, Lynchburg, 10/27/16

“Anti-racism group to displace Confederate parade in Lexington”

Roanoke Times, 10/26/16