After consulting with officers of the NAACP and leaders of advisory organizations, Salem's Racial Justice Organizing Committee will still be showing up at the council meeting and representatives of those organizations will speak. The message now will be to show the unity of organizations representing people of color in Salem and white allies, and to be clear that we will hold public officials accountable to make Salem a welcoming community for all peope.
Note that the location has changed to Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Public Library.
We should all feel we made a difference. Have a good holiday with your families and please come show the unity of our community at city council on Monday.
Please note: Monday's City Council meeting will be held at Loucks Auditorium in the Salem Public Library in order to accommodate a larger group.