“This past Saturday afternoon, hundreds of people gathered outside of FourthU to attend a Black Lives Matter vigil. They came wearing masks, carrying both signs and umbrellas. Scores of others participated via our live Zoom coverage.
Rev. Schuyler Vogel opened the vigil with a welcome to congregants and newcomers alike. A lie-in demonstration spilled over sidewalks and into the street. It lasted for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the same amount of time George Floyd was forcibly pinned to the ground.
Speakers from FourthU and valued partner organizations urged those gathered to consider the wider context of the Black Lives Matter movement. They issued challenges to learn more, dig deeper, and take action. Throughout the vigil attendees were led in song and chant, closing with a #SayTheirName chant.
Saturday’s vigil was planned by the Justice Team in close collaboration with Rev. Schuyler and other FourthU staff. It would not have been possible without the dedication of over a dozen volunteers from within the FourthU community. Special thanks to Tim Bartley, Erin Bigelow, Eric Halperin, Eileen Jarrett, Mai-len Kennedy, Brie Magar, Carol McLoughlin, Zoe Peterson, Sheila Powers, Deb Roth, Zabby Hovey, Temma Ehrenfield, Erin White, Stephanie Coker.”
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