Many of us within the Baton Rouge community have been deeply saddened by recent events. Baton Rouge is a community that prides itself on a co-mingling of all who live here. Recent events have angered and shocked people. Those people are using their right to peacefully assemble to make their voices heard. Unfortunately, when violence begets violence, those voices become muffled. It is for this reason that we feel this peaceful protest and gathering is essential. We ask all people throughout our community who wish to come together as one in a peaceful manner to join us. Baton Rouge needs our voices. Baton Rouge needs us all.