Skip to Content
/ Articles / Community /

Coach Tyrone Nesby and Friends to Hold Peaceful Stand on Penn Street Bridge

Jun 13, 2020

Call to action for students and members of Greater Reading community to stand together and raise awareness of the need to address systemic racism through systematic change in Berks County

Reading, PA – Coach Tyrone Nesby, boys basketball coach at Muhlenberg High School has called on students and members of the Greater Reading community of Berks County to come together for a peaceful stand to be held on the Penn Street Bridge on Monday June 15 starting at noon. Participants are being asked to make signs and show their support through peace and solidarity to raise awareness and support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Those interested in participating are asked to arrive at 11:00am. Prepared remarks from community leaders will precede the peaceful stand. Parking will be made available at the RACC Parking Garage at Washington and Front Street behind the Reading IMAX Theater. Participants are asked to gather in the student parking lot across from parking garage under the bridge. Participants are asked to be respectful and adhere to social distancing best practices.

“We all have a role to play in raising awareness of the systemic racism in American,” said Coach Nesby. “We cannot grow as a community until we can acknowledge there is a problem. For all lives to matter we must acknowledge that Black Lives Matter.”

“The Centro Hispano stands with Coach Nesby in his efforts to lead this peaceful stand”, said Michael Toledo, President and CEO of the Centro Hispano. “In order for us to end systemic racism as a community we must commit to systemic change. The Centro Hispano is committed to leading and lending its support to this collective effort.”

What:           Peaceful Stand on Penn Street Bridge

When:          Monday, June 15, 2020

Start Time:   11:00am

Where:         Under the Penn Street Bridge

Who:           Coach Nesby and Friends


We need your support!

Your contribution makes community media possible.

A donation of any size to your nonprofit media organization supports the future of media access in our community - the things you love, and the places you care about, by the people you know.

Live Streaming