Bloomington United sponsored “We Are Stronger Than Hate: An Evening of Solidarity” on the lawn of the Monroe County Courthouse Tuesday evening, August 27, 2019.
More than 150 people participated in the rally, which featured speakers from several community organizations that support local diversity.
Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer and her husband, Robert Meitus, performed to both start and end the rally. Speakers included Rabbi Sue Silberberg, Melanie Castillo-Cullather, Jim Sims, the Rev. Bill Vance Jr., Yolanda Treviño, Brother Yusaf Ahmed, Julie Thomas, Lee Jones, Penny Githens, Mayor John Hamilton, and Doug Bauder.
The rally was in response to the recent activities at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market in which owners of one of the participating farms are accused of being white supremacists.
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