“The first Love Walk, in Grass Valley in September 2017, was a grass roots semi-spontaneous gathering of 1,000 people from the Nevada County community in response to a racial incident involving my son, a young black man” said Jamal Walker, co-founder of Creating Communities Beyond Bias. “The purpose of that gathering, rather than a protest of injustice, was to show support and unity as a community, not only for my son, but for any person who experiences mistreatment on the basis of perceived differences due to race, gender, sexual orientation, and other forms of bias.”
Here is a photo from local photographer Kial James (whom we regularly hire for cover shots for our magazine) from today’s “Love Walk 2: A Festival.” Kial reported: “The sun was shining for this wonderful event today. All about love, no politics involved, which was nice.”
(Translated, at least for me: I didn’t see any red “Make America Great Again” hats in the crowd).