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Posted on: June 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Wanted: photos/videos Black Lives Matter rallies..Invitation for students to speak at Town Bd

Wanted: photo's videos of your participation in this past weeks Black Lives Matter rallies...an invitation to students to speak at Town Board meeting about what this movement means to them...and a message from Police Chief Brian Ryan about tragedy

Wanted- photos, video’s  from local Black Lives Matter/Unity rallies you participated in for history...


If you participated in a Black Lives Matter/Unity Rally this weekend in Greenburgh, the villages or in the city and have some photo’s and video’s you can share please send them to me at pfeiner@greenburghny.com.  I’d like the town to archive the photo’s and video’s so that future generations will have a better appreciation of this moment in history.  There have been hundreds - probably thousands of protests - large and small, all over the United States protesting the senseless murder of George Floyd and demanding an end to racism in our society.  Comments highlighting the reasons you joined the protests against police violence and racism will also be included in the archives. Would also like to create a you tube of the photos, video’s and comments that will be shared after it is completed.
An invitation to students to speak to our Greenburgh Town Board about what this movement means to you... (a first grader from Edgemont organized a protest Sat)
Some of these protests have been led by students and children. I have invited Sean Fedeli to speak at our Greenburgh Town Board meeting this Wednesday night at 7:30 PM. Sean is a  a six year old who started an Edgemont walk to fight racism this past Saturday on some local streets within Edgemont. For the past week Sean has asked families in his neighborhood to put signs in their windows and he has walked with his mom around the community -asking other families to join him. I’d like to invite other students to speak at our Town Board meeting -highlighting how upset they are at what is happening and providing their thoughts on what local governments, the state and federal government should do  to continue the momentum for change.  Students interested in speaking at our Board meeting should also e mail me at pfeiner@greenburghny.com.  
If you were unable to participate in a rally because of fears of COVID-19 feel free to share a message of concern for our archives and you tube.  What made this weeks protests even more extraordinary was that so many people took the risk of speaking out  even after Governors, mayors have urged protesters to get COVID tests.
A link to a message from Police Chief Brian RyanToday’s NY Times said that "the massive gatherings for racial justice across the country and now around the world have achieved a scale of momentum not seen in decades. Streets and public plazas are filled with people who have scrapped weekend plans, canceled meetings, taken time off from work and hastily called babysitters." These rallies have also been attended by Greenburgh Police Chief Brian Ryan and other police from the area who  share the outrage that is being expressed around the world. We need to get rid of bad cops and bad policing. But, we also need to recognize that many police officers are dedicated public servants who risk their lives so we can be safe.    This is a link to a message from Police Chief Ryan:
https://www.facebook.com/GPDNY/videos/603231390312043/?__tn__=%2CdkCH-R-R&eid=ARDgYTNiwGkQpACRhdf0JEm8p6FwzVf41nvfH26IxmQa2YOyHziR7uft7zBMZ06ImbOf7zsR3f6Sk8OE&hc_ref=ARRx9C2RA6iBWSFgJHI0RCZn45LRQUWU1XdGUw6AYb24atKk3RRAkhAphVQtpenkInc&fref=nf&hc_location=group


PAUL FEINER
Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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