(Article originally published in the Garrett County Republican: NAACP to Host Civil Rights Lawsuit Plaintiff)
The Garrett County NAACP branch will host Garrett County’s own Elizabeth Sines as a special guest speaker.
The presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 24 via Zoom.
As the lead plaintiff of the Charlottesville Rally civil case (Sines v. Kessler), Sines was part of a lawsuit brought against numerous individuals involved in the Unite the Right rally that occurred in Charlottesville, Virgina, in August 2017. The jury recently awarded the plaintiffs more than $25 million in damages.
Sines’ presentation will include an overview of what happened at the Charlottesville rally and discussion of the trial.
The white supremacist rally opposed the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, and a half-mile away from the rally site, James Alex Fields Jr. rammed his car into a group of counter-protesters. One person died, and 35 more were injured.
“I counter-protested in Charlottesville and joined this lawsuit because I love my community and think it’s important that you show up when people in your community need you,” Sines said. “That’s something I learned growing up in Garrett County. I am honored to share my story with Garrett County’s NAACP chapter, an organization committed to making our community a better, more equitable place to live.”
Zoom Presentation Details:
Join Zoom Meeting (January 24th @ 7pm):
Meeting ID: 891 8375 4872
Devin Barroga, Vice President
Garrett County NAACP Branch