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September 3, 2015, Canton, MI – A Community Unity & Peace rally will be held in Canton’s Heritage Park Amphitheater on Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Community members of all ages are invited to attend this free event being held to promote tolerance and the principles of Not in Our Town, a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. Rally events will include a community discussion, solidarity walk, guest speakers, and a few other activities including crafts for kids.
This inaugural Canton event is being presented in partnership by the Canton Police Department, Canton Public Leisure Services, Canton Public Library, and the Canton Response to Hate Crimes Coalition (CRHCC). The CRHCC is an award-winning coalition consisting of representatives from community and faith-based organizations, community and public school leaders, and law enforcement who are committed to raising awareness of hate crimes and bias incidents, offering support to victims of the same, and restoring a sense of community after such incidents occur.
The Heritage Park Amphitheater is located in Heritage Park, behind the Canton Public Library, 1200 S. Canton Center Road.
Additional information on the rally and the Not in Our Town movement can be found at www.cantonpublicsafety.org.