Race Matters has joined with local leaders in Greenbrier County to present a unique celebration of community – “The Block Party” on Saturday, Aug. 28, at Dorie Miller Park. The park is located at 451 Feamster Road, Lewisburg. The fun begins at 11 a.m. and runs to 11 p.m.
The event will consist of a traditional selection of food, family entertainment, games, music and educational/medical booths. A live auction will take place at 7 p.m. Come dance with your community friends and neighbors to the music of Marshall Petty and other local musicians (TBA).
Race Matters is a minority-led organization, and its membership includes Black Indigenous People of Color and non-BIPOC allies. The organization’s focus is on amplifying the voices and leadership of BIPOC within our communities, aligning themselves with the moral imperative to dismantle white supremacy at its core, and committing to support and uplift BIPOC’s leadership. Through their ongoing work in solidarity with those oppressed, they hope to build a better future where minority needs and voices are represented by the majority in education, policy, government, and our collective world.
If one wishes to volunteer to assist on the day of the event, contact email@example.com or call 304-610-6834. Funding (to date) has been provided by the Greenbrier County Health Alliance, Naomi and Harvey Cohen, Carli Mareneck, The Black Box, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Lauren Wadsworth and Jeff Kessler, Loretta Young, Factory Tire, Tractor Supply, Ferguson Rental Properties, Bob Foster and Mary Leb, Fathom Realty, Greenbrier Real Estate, Jim and Sarah Umberger, Magic’s Computer Repair, Nancy Bulla, Dr. Jeanne Wahl, and Barnwood Builders.
Additional sponsorships and contributions are welcome and appreciated. Contact Larry Baxter at 304-646-0722 with questions.