Black Lives Candlelight Vigil Tonight At The Capitol
Today on #BlackoutTuesday we decided to share our platform with all who wanted to share their perspective on the air and on our social media. It only makes sense that we use our website to inform our listeners and pass along details of this peaceful candle lit vigil that is taking place tonight at the Capitol. Today is about hearing each other out and gaining a new understanding for the challenges that our country faces. Here are some details from the organizers facebook page for tonights event.
The community is invited to attend a peaceful sunset candlelight vigil to mourn the lives of Black Americans lost at the hands of police and fellow citizens. To start there will be words from the organizers and a spoken word rendition, this will be followed by 25 minutes of silence with the names of lives lost spoken every 15 seconds.
IMPORTANT: This event is a vigil, it IS NOT a protest, riot or rally. We will not be moving or mobilizing from the capitol steps area at any point.
8:30 - NEW ARRIVAL TIME
8:45 - 8:50 Welcome Message by Jessie
8:50 - 8:55 Words from Whitney
8:55 - 9:05 Spoken Word Rendition
9:05 - 9:10 Settle into Position and Light Candles
9:10 - 9:35 Vigil & Speaking of Names
9:35 - 9:40 Closing Song
9:50 - 9:55 Closing Remarks by Event Organizers
9:55 - 10:00 - Exit Peacefully & Head Home
Please WEAR A MASK upon arrival, keep it on & plan to SOCIAL DISTANCE. This event is SO important, but we need to take the health of our neighbors seriously as well. We are planning to provide some mask but do not have them for everyone.
Battery powered tea light candles will be provided but please feel free to bring your own. We CANNOT have any open flames on the Capitol steps.
If you would like to bring a sign, please limit them to the names of the individuals we are mourning and or their photo.
If you can, please WEAR BLACK to show unity & solidarity.
Please DO NOT bring weapons of any kind.
Let us stand, sit, and kneel together for innocent lives lost.
For more information please reach out to Whitney 208-918-2545 or Jessie 208-615-2173.