#Justice4Jazz protest set for April 17

Jazzpher Evans after the weekend attack. (Photo courtesy of Sharron Evans)

Another protest for a Quincy University student who was beaten at a local bar in an alleged hate crime has been set for Saturday, April 17.

On Sunday, April 4, Jazzpher Evans was attacked at a bar off the university’s campus. According to Evans’ aunt, Sharron Evans, and local media, the student was slammed against a wall at The Barn and put into a choke hold. After the teen went unconscious, the bar owner allegedly drag her out and left her on the pavement. Evans’ said her niece’s friend, who is white, was left alone as Jazzpher was attacked.

There has already been one protest in support of Evans, held at The Barn. Her family is organizing their own protest at Quincy City Hall.

From the Facebook event:

We need to show up in numbers. Big numbers! Calling all friends, family, an Allies who support Jazz and human rights to join us at City Hall in Quincy, IL. Let's make our voices heard. Hold Steve Homan accountable for his atrocious attack on Jazz that almost killed her. Hold Quincy Police and the States Attorney accountable! Let’s a call for a boycott of The Barn! It needs to be shut down.

We recognize that this drive may be somewhat long for some friends and family. But, trust us, it's for an absolute necessary cause. #Justice4Jazz 

We'll update this page on travel arrangements, logistics, and opportunities for group transportation.

The protest will be at 2 p.m., on Saturday, April 17.