Walk-a-thon raises $3,000 against racial injustices

Some residents of Block Island are continuing their commitment to supporting the Black Lives Matter movement through walks and protests. The local and global movement was created in the aftermath of the deaths, most recently, of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other Black individuals who have been murdered due to what many believe is the systemic racism and injustices against Black lives in the United States.
Most recently, a walk starting from the North Light and ending at the Southeast Light was initiated to help raise funds against racial injustices.
Winslow Rock, 16 years old and a current resident of Brooklyn, New York, has been coming out to Block Island her entire life. She recently put together the walk, Block Island Walks for Racial Justice, a walk-a-thon in support of raising funds for the organization Equal Justice Initiative. The organization is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment, protecting human rights for vulnerable communities, and challenging racial and economic injustice in the United States.
“I put the event together with some help from my parents. I wanted to create the walk because there is so much going on regarding the Black Lives Matter [movement], such

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