Church of Our Saviour

21 Marathon Street | Arlington, Massachusetts | 781-648-5962

Black Lives Matter Vigil

Last Sunday Malia preached on the relationship between John the Baptist and those who’ve been proclaiming #blacklivesmatter in response to the killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and countless others.
Here is an upcoming opportunity for those who feel moved to take next steps:

This coming Sunday, December 14, Arlington residents and town groups will stand in solidarity with all who feel that Black Lives Matter. This will be a peaceful vigil in response to recent events nationwide, particularly in Ferguson and Staten Island.

This sidewalk vigil will be held at the four corners of Mass. Ave. and Pleasant Street from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The Arlington Police Department will be present to ensure safety for all. This vigil is organized by the Arlington Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group, Arlington Human Rights Commission, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, and other town groups and individuals committed to social justice.

Participants are welcome to bring their own signs or create signs from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the First Parish vestry (enter through the front door near the corner of Mass Ave and Pleasant Street). Supplies will be available. We will go over ground rules at 1:30 p.m. to ensure that this is a peaceful vigil that does not block traffic or pedestrians. Please gather under the maple tree in front of First Parish at 1:30 p.m., or join us later on the sidewalks of all four corners.

All who agree that Black Lives Matter are welcome!

–Janice Bakey


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