On Sunday afternoon, June 14, at the Lucas
County Common Pleas Courthouse, women from all walks of life
gathered to express their concerns about the George Floyd
murder. This was organized by the Faith Leaders United for
Change: Pastors Marquisa Horton,; Shalonda Thurmond;
Evangelist Diane Haynes; First Lady Regina Mack; Kellie
Jones and others. Local pastors present were: Perry Harris
III, Willie Perryman, Chris Rowell, Randall Parker, Robert
Culp, along with city officials Lindsay Webb, County
Treasurer; Tina Wozniak, County Commissioner and Yvonne
Harper, City Councilwoman.
Several mothers gave their testimonials
about the deaths of their sons. Ronell Ferrell shared her
heartfelt story of losing her son to two gunshot wounds in
the back in 2017.
Many faith leaders spoke about the need for
Lisa Dubose, who has experience with human
resources, spoke on the issues of equality and justice for
Black Americans and on human rights indicating proper
training and policies to avoid excessive force and police
The purpose of the Praytest/Protest against
police brutality and injustice was to inform the community
that "we hear your call and are ready to respond."