Five Things for Today: June 6, 2020

1. It’s going to be a big protest day in DC. While many demonstrations are expected around the area, it looks like the larger ones will be at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, where Freedom Fighters DC is organizing a peaceful protest starting at 2pm, and Refuse Fascism is planning one at 4pm at Lafayette Square. DCist has more helpful info.

2. If you want to be part of a protest with your kids, but without the massive crowds, at 2pm ParentsTogether, MomsRising, Women’s March, and the Working Families Party are holding a short, powerful family-friendly protest livestream with music, inspiring youth and adult speakers, and opportunities for families to take action together in support of Black Lives. (Note: The event will be family-oriented, and speakers will talk about police violence and the murder of George Floyd, so they encourage parents to use their own judgment about whether very young kids should attend.)

3. For something geared toward young children, Sesame Street is joining CNN at 10am for an hour-long Town Hall to help kids and families discuss racism and the protests taking place nationwide, build empathy, and embrace diversity.

4. If you want to get out of the city for some time outdoors, yesterday’s post has quick links for things to do. Another lovely place that recently reopened is Meadowlark Botanical Garden in Vienna. (KFDC post about it here.)

5. Moments of peace and unity.

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