Black Lives Matter moves through Rosslyn
An estimated 3,300 demonstrators participated in a series of marches and protests, organized by the NAACP, in Arlington this past Saturday. The BID is proud to support our community, as it continues to find peaceful and positive ways to work toward change together. The unrest of this past week is a tragic reminder of how far we still have to go to reach a place where black lives matter, and all are treated justly, with dignity, humanity and empathy.
If you're not sure where to start, consider a contribution to the NAACP Arlington Branch. Additionally, the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia is providing flexible funding to communities who are disproportionately impacted by the virus and its economic consequences, including immigrants and communities of color. And Discover Arlington is highlighting black-owned businesses to support across the County.
While it can be intimidating to take action, every step in the direction of progress counts. We encourage you to make your voice heard in any way you can, just remember to wear a mask!
Check out a round-up of the march running through Rosslyn on its way into D.C. Whenever you're out and about in the neighborhood, or if you spot our skyline from afar, make sure to tag us in your social media posts so that we can share with the community.