Winthrop Marches for Change in Show of Support

Like many other people right now, Elizabeth Tamayo and her sister Kathryn Monahan, felt a strong desire to show their love and support for the Black community. Last Sunday afternoon, the sisters were joined by several hundred others on a peaceful walk that started at Massa Park, ran the length of Winthrop Shore Drive, and ended at the top of the beach, where walkers took a knee while engaging in a moment of silence. 

The crowd kneels at the top of Winthrop Shore Drive during a moment of silence for George Floyd.
Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo and State Sen. Joe Boncore participate in the march, kneeling during the moment of silence.

“We wanted to organize a peaceful walk that would allow families to bring their children along as well,” said Tamayo, who was joined by her two young children. “The youth is our future and we hope with enough love and support, we can make it a brighter one.”

Signs reiterating Floyd’s last words and declarations of justice were held highly by masked marchers of all ages. College student, Faith Hunt, held a sign that read ‘I can’t breathe’ in bold, black print against a white background, sharing the three words that Floyd said before he laid motionless on the ground in front of several police officers.

“I think it’s important to be aware that every person is here for a reason, and nobody is lesser than someone else,” said Hunt. “Especially just because they have a different level of melanin in their genes. Racism isn’t controversial-it’s wrong.”

Organizer of the walk, Kathryn Monahan, was beyond proud of how Winthrop came together to stand up for change.

“This was bigger, better and even MORE powerful than I ever imagined it being. I’m so proud of the town of Winthrop and everyone who came out.”

For more information on how you can get involved

Numbers to dial:

• Text FLOYD to 55165

• Text JUSTICE to 668336

• Text ENOUGH to 55165

• Leave a message for Louisville Mayor and demand justice for Breonna Taylor (502-574-2003)

Petitions to sign: (linked here)

• Justicefor George Floyd –

• Colorsof Change – #Justice For Floyd

• Justicefor Breonna Taylor –

• Justicefor Ahmaud Arbery –

Places to donate: (linked here)

• CampaignZero

• GeorgeFloyd Memorial Fund

• BlackLives Matter

• BlackVisions Collective

• Innocence Project

• Runwith Maud

• Justicefor Breonna

Accounts to follow on social media:










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