CRANBERRY TWP — Much like Saturday's sky alternated periods of sun and threatening clouds, the Come Together event at Community Park's Rotary Amphitheater was a study in contrasts.
There was music, a call-and-response interlude and calls to work together to create a diverse community and for people from all walks of life to create and carry on a conversation of inclusiveness.
And the crowd was asked to observe 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence to mark the length of time it took for George Floyd to die under the knee of a Minneapolis policeman.
Staged by the Cranberry Area Diversity Network and the Cranberry Council of Churches with the cooperation with Cranberry Township and the Seneca Valley School District, Come Together was both a call for unity and a call to action, according to its speakers and those in attendance.
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