Chalk the Walk for Racial Justice
Monday 10:00 AM - Sunday 5:00 PM EDT
We invite you to join Acton-Boxborough United Way and the West Acton Village Merchants Association to Chalk the Walk for Racial Justice the week of September 21-27. Once you register online, you will receive an email with information where and when you can pick up your chalk and a map with designated squares in West Acton Village, together with safety and event rules.
Share your creativity to help promote racial justice. "Buy" a 3x3 foot square on the sidewalk in West Acton Village to create chalk art around the themes of diversity, inclusion, equity, racial justice and neighborly love. Change starts with each of us. Acton-Boxborough United Way is committed to mobilizing our community around racial equity as we continue to fight for the education, health and financial stability of EVERY person in Acton and Boxborough.
We are so glad that the West Acton Village Merchant Association (WAVMA) wholeheartedly embraced the event and joined as a partner. Thank you for donating the Chalk! Visit our local businesses and check out the"History Matters" window displays that tell the story of inequity through facts that you might not have heard before.
We will be using the event to further our community' s conversation around racial justice. We will document the communal chalk art project and host a racial justice TV program following the event to further the conversation.
A-B United Way reserves the right to remove any drawings deemed offensive, and will not permit electoral campaign content. We want to rally our community in solidarity and love for all our neighbors.
We ask you to register, so we can safely designate squares and ensure social distancing. Once you register, you receive an email with additional information, including a site map of West Acton, store and square locations and times where you can pick up your Chalk the Walk bag. Please help us to make this a safe event. Chalk cannot be shared among groups, but feel free to use any leftover chalk in front of your home. Your family, bubble or company, can buy extra squares to safely invite friends or colleagues.
A suggested donation is $25. Donations are welcome. All funds go the A-B United Way Community Care Fund, our general fund, so we can continue to mobilize the caring power of community for lasting change!
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