The newly formed Women For Change community group is hosting a March for Unity on Saturday morning, Sept. 9.
The march begins at 8 a.m. at Rock Hill Baptist Church, at Marion and Monroe streets in Carbondale, and heads several streets northeast toward Attucks Park on Wall Street.
That's where a celebration is planned to run from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
At Attucks Park, there will be live music, musical guests and words of inspiration. Guests will also be able to meet Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry.
There will also be blow-up slides, other attractions and free food.
The group is organizing a sign-making party at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Olivet Free Will Baptist Church, 409 N. Marion St., in Carbondale; the public is invited.
The group organized a few months ago, following the March 9 daytime shooting and killing of 19-year-old JaVon T. Trott on Willow Street across from a community center. Jarrell Pullen is awaiting trial for Trott's murder.
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— Stephanie Esters