Paso People’s Action hosted a Black Lives Matter Chalk and Talk event in downtown Paso Robles on Sept. 11.
Cofounder of Paso People’s Action Yessenia Echevarria said this event was an opportunity for the community to come together and have an opportunity to have a dialogue.
“We also have opportunities for family members to come and speak, it’s an opportunity to have dialogue, to create a safe space for the community to show up authentically,” Echevarria said.
Community members were able to draw on the side walks with various messages such as “no justice, no peace.”
“I hope they see my messages and get the point that Black Lives Matter,” 9-year-old Lajay Jackson, who attended the event, said.
The group also served root beer floats during the event, which Echevarria said is meant to symbolize unity.
Chalk and Talk happens every second Friday of the month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.