It was all about bringing the community and law enforcement together at one rally in Palm Beach, Fla. Community members marched side by side with Delray Beach, Fla., police officers to unite as one. After the march a rally was held at Daughter of Zion Church. There the children were able to grab back-to-school supplies and groceries. Organizers say the rally is not only about creating change, but doing it together as a community.
Coordinator Michael Hannah said, “We stand for hope today, we unite together today, to ensure that our children of today are taken care of. We’re going to stand and go all in — radical being the new normal for us.”
Pastor Leonard Newton; Delray Police Chief Jeff Goldman; and local church members took a “March for Hope” to promote public safety and collaborative community building. Newton and the Daughter of Zion members spent the day with the rally for hope and public safety, back-to-school supplies giveaway, food distribution, and more. When asked about the benefits of cultivating relationships with local law enforcement, Newton remarked, “I believe it’s a very good relationship that we have with our law enforcement. In fact, they were just with us this past AY to help us with a program we were doing.”
Southeastern | October 2017