Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville

When:
August 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Where:
100 Vernon St., Roseville, CA (parking lot)

WHAT: Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville
WHEN: Tomorrow night at 7:30 PM
WHERE: 100 Vernon St., Roseville, CA (parking lot)
HOW: Walk the Miner’s Ravine Trail to the Olympus Pointe Sculpture Garden
WHY: (see background info below)

MEDIA INQUIRIES: Paul Smith (916) 741-7644

DETAILS:
We are gathering in the parking lot at 100 Vernon St. beginning at 7:30 PM. At 8PM, we will begin walking the Miner’s Ravine Trail to the Olympus Pointe Sculpture Garden. Here is a map of the path: https://goo.gl/maps/zWY24o3hpPw

NEED: Local religious leaders and healers who are willing to deliver a short sermon. Please contact Paul Smith (916) 741-7644

NOTE: If you’re not feeling up to walking the 1.5 miles to the sculpture garden, you can drive directly there, and join us at 9:00 for the vigil. For anyone who walked up, but can’t make it back, we will be calling a taxi service to drive you back to the parking lot.

BACKGROUND:
This weekend, hate groups and domestic terrorists of all stripes went to Charlottesville, VA to push their hateful message of white supremacy, fascism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry.

When they got there they waged violence on unarmed anti-racists, killing several and injuring many others. We mourn for the lives that were lost, and we will honor all those under attack by congregating against hate in our own communities.

Tomorrow we will come together in solidarity with our brave friends in Charlottesville who put themselves at risk to fight against white supremacy.

INDIVISIBLE groups across the country are gathering, along with our friends at Women’s March, Democracy for America, Working Families Party, Resist Here, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Mi Familia Vota, OurRevolution, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, People’s Action, Courage Campaign, Greenpeace, #AllOfUs, #Resist, 350.org, OFA, United We Dream, Win Without War, Voto Latino, MoveOn.org, Sierra Club, Pantsuit Nation, Town Hall Project, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, iAmerica, National Immigration Law Center, #MarchForTruth, Color of Change, UltraViolet, IfNotNow, People Power, Faith in Public Life, CREDO, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Brand New Congress, South Asian Americans Leading Together, and NARAL Pro-Choice America.