Skaters, roller-bladers, cyclists, and more plan to gather downtown this Sunday to Skate Against Hate to remember those we lost due to the August 3rd shooting.

As the one-year anniversary of the El Paso Walmart, shooting gets closer, many different communities in our city are coming together to remember and honor the lives we lost after the August 3rd Walmart shooting.

Jolene Roa is a member of the El Paso Roller Derby and has organized an event to bring together the skate and cycle community for this event that will travel through downtown.

The Memorial Roll Out Against Hate is happening Sunday, August 2nd at 7:30. Participants are being asked to meet downtown at the Coffee Box parking lot.

Parking in the Coffee Box parking lot isn't free but the street parking is free on Sundays. Coffee Box is located at 401 North Mesa Street in San Jacinto Plaza.

The event will also be adhering to social distance rules and advise participants to bring masks and water for themselves. You can view the route of the rollout below.

According to the event flyer:

"There has been enough hate and violence done to our city. Let's join as a community to remember those we lost just one year ago, to ignorance and hate. Come out in your roller blades, bikes, skateboards, and show we are still #ElPasoStrong."

If you have any questions about the Memorial Roll Out Against Hate you may contact Jolene Roa through email at jolene_roa@yahoo.com. The City of El Paso, El Paso County, and the El Paso United Family Resiliency Center are working together to host various events across the Sun City where people can pay their respects at safe socially distanced spots. For more information on these events like the Love For El Paso, Memorial Exhibition at the El Paso Museum of History check out our website.

Jolene Roa
Jolene Roa