Hundreds gathered Saturday afternoon at Woodland Park to rally against racial injustice.
The ‘Walk Forward’ protest was organized by two former Wildcats, Ravi Moss and Erik Daniels. They were joined by former teammates and others who once wore the blue and white: Josh Carrier, Rex Chapman, Ramel Bradley, Johnathan Davis, Lukasz Obrzut and LeRoy Byrd. Byrd’s son, Jarvis, was one of a handful of speakers at the event, as well as Senate candidate Charles Booker.
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“The most important thing is to be able to listen, honestly. It’s not really about talking,” Moss told Matt Goins of the Herald-Leader. “It’s about listening to the other person and then letting whatever they say sit on your heart and responding after that. Sometimes you don’t even have to respond. You just want to make sure that you’re listening and that you’re able to feel because I think that this country has lost the ability to feel a lot. That’s what this is all about — helping understand and be a little more empathetic to what’s going on.”
A few football alumni — Dennis Johnson, George Massey and Shane Boyd — also attended the rally.