Unity March in Hardwick, New Jersey
In defiance of a cowardly act of ignorance and intimidation a community comes together to march for peace and form a circle of hope.
On the evening of the 2008 U.S. Presidential elections, an eight-year-old girl created a banner which read "President Obama - Victory '08!" With a little help from her parents the banner was hung in their front yard. The next night the banner was stolen. Later it was returned, wrapped around a cross and on fire. On Saturday November 15th, a march and rally, organized by a group of concerned citizens and supported by the Warren/Sussex County branch of the NAACP, took place.
Speakers included Elaine Koplow, Gary Grewal, Kevin Duffy, Talia Young, and Melvin Warren.
The song "Heal the World With Me" was written by Andy Rajeckas and sung by Gwynne Michaels.
Watch the Video Over the Jump
If you blink, you will miss me in the circle at 8:00 to 8:03 in this 10 minute video.
This is a picture I took of my old friend Sam (on the right), whom I haven't seen in about eight years, shaking hands with his friend Jeremy, in front of the Municipal Building where we gathered before the rally.
Thank you, everyone, for helping make Obama President, and therefore all of this possible.
And thank you to these groups for making this video in particular possible:
Erik B. Anderson
Independence Township, New Jersey
Thanks again. -E