The following is a statement to supporters of the Grewal Family, who signed up at the Hardwick Township Unity Rally on November 15th, which was held in response to the cross burning incident on their lawn on November 6th.
The cross was wrapped in a bed sheet that their daughter had made to celebrate Barack Obama’s victory earlier that week.
Arianna, Alina and Gary would like to thank you for participating in the Hardwick ?Unity March,? physically or in spirit. Thanks for caring!!! The ?Yes we care chant? still rings in our ears. Your support by being here goes a long way in restoring our faith and belief in our community and our wonderful country.
The rally was a powerful message, especially to Arianna, that we are not alone as she starts to live her normal life again.
The hundreds of people who were here sent a very strong signal that such bias and racist crimes are not accepted in the world we live in now. We are all Americans and as Americans we are free to choose our beliefs, our values, our religion, where we live and whom we vote for. No citizen has the right to dictate to others how they should live. If these cowards thought we were going to roll over and play dead they had another thing coming. They WILL catch them and bring them to justice.
Again, thank you for your sincere support and have a wonderful holiday season!!
The link below is a moving video of the Hardwick Unity March put together beautifully by Robert Daniel II, LEPOCO Peace Center
“We are choosing hope over fear. We’re choosing unity over division, and sending a powerful message that change is coming to America” OBAMA Jan.2008
Links to previous Bluejersey diaries over the fold.