SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two South Brunswick residents have organized a “Walk for Justice,” that will start and end at the High School on Friday, June 12th, from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. This is the second major Black Lives Matter march in the township. Last week, activists and residents held a march at Crossroad North Middle School. This march is one of many that have occurred across the country in reaction to the murder of George Floyd, a black man from Minnesota who was killed during an arrest by a police officer.
Jada-Rae Poku, a life-long resident and South Brunswick High School class of 2015 graduate, helped to organize this event. Ms. Poku wanted to do this event to bring the community together. She has invited teachers, principals, and staff from South Brunswick schools as well as some prominent local figures.
“South Brunswick is honestly such a diverse town. We have people from all over the world who live in this town and everyone needs to be treated equally,” Ms. Poku said, “Joining together and fighting for the same cause will really unite the town.”
Notable attendees for this event include Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, Superintendent Scott Feder, and South Brunswick’s Interfaith Clergy Association Chair Cantor Rockman. According to Jada-Rae Poku, they have been in contact with Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, who may send someone to speak on her behalf. This walk has been organized with help from the South Brunswick Police Department.