By Nick Shields
On September 5th, the crew behind Rolling For Rights SD brought together skateboarders from all walks of life for a “Roll In Solidarity.” The band of boarded brethren lead the pack from El Cajon Blvd and Normal Street down through Balboa Park and ended at a block party at 6th and Laurel. Folks equipped with wheeled devices of all kinds followed behind blaring chants of equality and embossed with signs calling for social justice. The goal of this rolling protest was to “demand racial justice by supporting our community, plus decriminalizing skateboarding,” according to the group’s Instagram account. Speakers included professional skateboarder Brandon Turner, skatepark developer Kanten Russell, and spearhead of the Spring Valley skatepark project, Christian Gregorio. Rolling For Rights is a great source for staying politically aware of how to make changes in the local community of San Diego, information on when to vote, city council meetings, local political candidates and more can be found on Instagram @rollingforrightssd. Keep up with planning and future meetings regarding the Spring Valley skatepark on Instagram @springvalleyskatepark.
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