Erik Daniels and Ravi Moss organize BLM march this weekend

Former Kentucky Wildcats Erik Daniels and Ravi Moss are putting together a march this weekend to raise awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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LEXINGTON, KY (WTVQ)- Former Kentucky Wildcats Erik Daniels and Ravi Moss are putting together a march this weekend to raise awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement.

It’s been a powerful and emotional two weeks for Daniels and Moss, as the country comes to grips about racial inequality and justice.

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There have been several different Black Lives Matter protest in Lexington. Now, the two former cats are having their own march this weekend.

“We feel that this is our chance and our opportunity to give back to society,” said Daniels.

Moss and Daniels have both had to deal with racism in their lives.

Earlier this year, a Woodford County High School student wrote a racial slur on Daniels’s car. How to deal with racism and the police are topics Daniels had to teach his kids.

“It’s tough because you want teenagers to live their life and be kids,” said Daniels.

Saturday’s March will go from 1-3pm. It will start at the Joe Craft Center on campus, stop at Rupp Arena and end back at the Craft Center. There will be speeches during the protest, but Moss and Daniels are encouraging people to engage in conversation during the walk.

“We want this to be an opportunity for the people to come out and be in a safe environment and not have to worry about anything,” said Moss. “We want them to be open and honest and have the conversations. Even though we’re walking, we want you to want and talk to get to know people. To get them to understand and listen.”

By having a different form of protest, the hope is that more people feel comfortable to talk, understand and listen.

“It’s important that everyone can have their own voice,” said Moss. “That’s what America is about, to go out and fight for what you believe in and fight for what’s right. That’s all that everyone’s doing.”

“We want everyone to know that they have our support. They have the alumni from UK’s support,” said Daniels. “We just want to make a change.”

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