16th Street Vigil Against Racism

June 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
16th Street NW Washington DC
Rev. Rob Keithan, Rev. Renata Eustis
Rev. Eustis 202-487-7400

16th St Vigil Against Racism

Black Lives Matter to [God and to] Us
Every Friday in June, 2020 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by All Souls Church Unitarian and Christ Lutheran Church
Fabrangen is one of the many co-sponsors of this event.

Here is the information from the registration form:

The response to our vigil against racism on Friday, June 5, was so strong and positive that we have decided to do vigils every week for the month of June! The goal is to bring people together (safely!) from various congregations, organizations, and neighborhoods to take a public action against racism and police violence. This is our public, prayerful, meditative response to the murder of George Floyd (and far too many more), as well as our way of being in solidarity with the people protesting in downtown DC and across the country.

Please wear masks and stay 6 feet apart. If your intended location is taken, simply move to an open area. Please bring a sign. These vigils are rain or shine. Please stay out of the roads and do not block the sidewalks (both of which will attract police attention). And please show respect to all other people, regardless of their perspective, and avoid confrontation and violence

This is a decentralized action. There is no program other than 45 minutes of public vigil and then silent witness starting at 5:45 when participating institutions toll their bells for 8 minutes and 46 seconds—the amount of time the officer’s knee was on George Floyd’s neck. If you are not near a bell tolling, you can go to the All Souls Church website, https://all-souls.org, for an audio file of the bell tolling (recorded at a vigil June 2), or simply use a timer and be silent. At the end of 8:46, we invite you to pray or meditate, either silently or out loud, on your commitment to ending racism.