As the country has responded in collective horror to the disturbing increase of high-profile cases of gun violence, it is clear that a strong, cross-community response is warranted to address the collective trauma and fear that these acts of terror have placed in our homes, schools, and places of business. The Eugene-Springfield branch of the NAACP with Moms Demand Action and a coalition of community partners are calling on local community members, as well as those from the greater state of Oregon, to demonstrate a united front against these acts of domestic terrorism by attending the March Against Fear on June 26, 2022.
This coalition of partners intends to use this march as a means of community healing and as a catalyst to continue the conversation about gun violence, prompting action by our elected officials. The march will begin at 10 a.m. at Monroe Park with a dedication ceremony to honor those whose lives were taken by these acts of domestic terror. It will conclude at the Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse, where there will be a presentation of speakers that touch on the experiences of those affected by these acts of violence, and our avenues to collectively move forward from here.