Black Lives Matter Car Caravan

Wed & Sat
PCC Cascade Campus North Portland
This is an in-person event
free
Bring signs, flags, and a willingness to stand with Black Lives Matter to this car caravan meetup, at which point different protest routes will be assigned and the caravan can begin.

Wed: 5:30pm
Sat: 2 pm

"There is a new route released for every date that takes drivers past important landmarks in the Black Community, homes of mothers who have lost their children to police violence, and down many neighborhood streets that have never seen a protest before. From SE 145th and Powell to St Johns to the West Hills to NE Hollywood neighbors pop out from side streets and porches with homemade signs reflecting the Caravans messages. Fists rise out of sunroofs of passing traffic. Horns blast and people cheer. There is always at least one curmudgeon willing to flip a finger but overall this Caravan shows that there is a full breadth of people, of all ages and abilities who are filling the streets and calling for change.

Wednesday protests are suggested for cars with kids and more tentative drivers. It is led by a group of section leaders who shepherd their group of cars through the route following Donna. We do not block intersections or disobey traffic signals on Wednesday. We average 40-60 vehicles on Wednesdays but have surpassed 100 cars a few times. If you are bringing a group of 5 or more cars please notify organizers so they can prepare section leaders.

Saturdays, with the assistance of Motorcycle volunteers (they are amazing!), the car drivers are trained to safely block intersections for each other so that the entire Caravan may remain together. Fridays average 80-120 vehicles. Because some blocked drivers can be impatient Fridays do see a few more curmudgeons. The messages of love and support outweighs any of them."

PCC Cascade Campus

705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 Venue website

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