Organizer says Wilton march aimed at all acts of intolerance

Scott Milnor of Weston and Susan Cutler invite the community to join them in what they describe as a “small March Against Hate” on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2. It will begin at the Wilton train station and make its way through Wilton Center where it is expected to conclude around 3:30. Milnor and Cutler protested recent anti-Semitic events in Wilton on Oct. 28.

“It is  tempting in this political climate to try to make a large statement, but this is not the purpose or mission of this march,” Milnor said in an emailed statement to The Bulletin. “This march is a response  to specific acts of hate, of which there has been a noticeable increase in Wilton recently. The most recent one  was the note on a sixth grader’s locker — “Jews will burn” — which spurred me to protest and Susan to join. Many people approached us with similar concerns that day two Saturdays ago in Wilton Center and so the march was born.

Saturday’s march is aimed at all acts of intolerance, bigotry and hate, he said.

“We have learned these past few weeks that other groups, too, have suffered from an act of hate, namely the Hindu temple in Wilton. And it is certain that other less obvious  but just as hurtful acts have gone unnoticed towards individuals and groups.

“Town Hall, the Board of Education, and many religious and social individuals and groups have been proactive. The response has been real and genuine,” he said.

“But as good as words and plans are, sometimes our feet are the best way to make a statement. Stand up, be seen, let us come together and be united against all acts of hate, bigotry, and intolerance.”