Local student organizes Black Lives Matter flower march in La Jolla
by DAVE SCHWAB
Published - 06/10/20 - 12:00 PM | 3718 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Danika Zikas
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Flower power is taking on a whole new meaning as a recent high school graduate has organized a flower march for June 12 in La Jolla to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

A self-professed “hippie” who wears a peace sign around her neck, 17-year-old Danika Zikas, a recent graduate of Helix Charter High School, works in La Jolla. She said one of her goals with the march is to “bring cultural awareness on the issues and push for change toward police progression.”

Why flowers?

“It’s more a tranquility and unification tactic than anything else,” answered Zikas.

Why La Jolla?

“Working in La Jolla I interact with people there daily,” responded Zikas. “There isn’t a lot of protest in affluent communities like La Jolla and Del Mar. But there are powerful people here, and this is where the most change can happen.”

Zikas said marchers will meet about noon at the Ellen Browning Scripps Park and then depart about 1 p.m. headed toward Windansea beach.

“There will be two stops along the way, one at The Bishop’s School, and the second in the parking lot next to Fern Glen Road,” she said. “At those breaks will be a speaker and one more at the end.”

The young social activist is anticipating as many as 1,000 sympathizers joining her on June 12. But, judging from attendance at other recent BLM-oriented events, that could be an underestimate.

Zikas also gave a presentation on her march to La Jolla Village Merchant Association at the group’s June 10 monthly Zoom meeting.

 

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