Lawyers Against Racial Injustice Rally – June 11

Lowcountry lawyers will hold #WalkInIt Lowcountry on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Beginning at 4:00 p.m., participants will gather at the Daughters of the Confederacy near the entrance to the City Market on Meeting Street. After Opening Remarks and Prayers, participants will march from Meeting Street to the Charleston County Judicial Center on Broad Street. Participants will rally and hear from civil rights icons and community leaders. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

The theme is “Attorneys for J.U.S.T.I.C.E.: Jurisprudence United and Standing Together for Impartiality, Compassion, and Equality.” The goal is to urge all members of our communities especially those in the legal profession to address unequal treatment, implicit biases, and institutional racism that have led to tragic events throughout our nation. Efforts include mobilizing multi-cultural and multi-generational populations, strategizing with community stakeholders, and most importantly urging all people to vote, all to transform and bring about change. March participants have been encouraged to follow the model of the Civil Rights Movement wherein a commitment to peaceful protest employing nonviolent means resulted in the end of legalized racial discrimination, disenfranchisement, and racial segregation. They feel that the battleground is now in our hearts and our minds, and they urge all community members to take a stand for humanity, acknowledging that in every situation grace and mercy can be extended, kindness and compassion can be offered.

Speakers include Mayor John Tecklenburg, Chief Luther Reynolds, Attorney Armand Derfner, Senator Marlon Kimpson, The Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr., The Honorable Arthur C. McFarland, The Honorable Veronica G. Small, Lt. Colonel Clay Middleton, Rev. Eric Manning, Rev. Adam Shoemaker, Councilman William Dudley Gregorie, Rep. Joe Cunningham, Robert Rosen, and others.

  • Participants are asked to wear masks, social distance and bring posters with supportive messages.
  • Parking is available in the Cumberland Street Garage
  • Restrooms are available at the City Market and the Charleston Judicial Center.