Hundreds take a stand against racism at Wilmington City Hall

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hundreds took to the steps of city hall in Downtown Wilmington Friday to take a stand against racism.WWAY’s Amanda Fitzpatrick emceed the packed event hosted by the YWCA Lower Cape Fear.- Advertisement – People from across the community attended the event including local leaders and members of law enforcement including Sheriff Ed McMahon and Police Chief Ralph Evangelous, Mayor Bill Saffo, District Attorney Ben David and New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield all spoke this afternoon.It was a day to raise awareness about the negative impacts of racism across the community and organizers could not be more proud of the turnout.“I hope people driving by understand and see that people care. People want equality for all people in our community,” YWCA Lower Cape Fear Chief Executive Officer Charrise Hart said. “My belief is that if we can empower one group, we’re empowering everyone.”Related Article: More residents forced out of local apartments due to storm damageThis was the 8th annual Stand Against Racism event.Organizers say it was one of the largest and they only hope to keep the movement growing for years to come.last_img

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