Black Lives Matter Nashville Family Fun Event Aug. 19

blmNashville’s Black Lives Matter group has dealt with serious, heartwrenching issues over the past year. As important and necessary as it is to organize, protest, and bring truth to power, the organization notes that sometimes, it is just as vital to enjoy some downtime.

From the emailed invitation:

Aug. 9 marked the one year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown.  It has officially been 365 days that people across the country have been working against systems of oppression and injustice.  In doing that work, self care is often neglected.  So we are treating ourselves to a day trip to Cummins Falls State Park and you’re invited!  This family friendly trip is free and open to all!  Come out and join us for a day of hiking, swimming, frolicking under waterfalls, and fun!

Sounds awesome! Participants are recommended to bring swimsuits and clothes that can get wet, because a portion of the hike goes right through the river.

The group will hold a meetup at the Nashville Farmer’s Market at 11 am Sunday, Aug. 10 to fill seats in carpooling vehicles. Departure will be at 11:30 am sharp; the drive to Cummins Falls takes about an hour and a half. The party is expected to run from 1-5 pm, and travelers should arrive back in Nashville by 7 pm.  a

Admission to the park and parking there are free of charge, so the only expense would be for gasoline. BLM asks everyone to pack a lunch for the trip and to feel free to bring items to share.

Again, everyone is invited to come out for the fun. Sign up via this form.

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