Several local community groups are inviting Watertown residents to participate in a vigil in Watertown Square, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 – the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the group announced.
The vigil will include public witness and remembrance of Dr. King’s martyrdom as the slain leader of the civil rights movement in the 1960’s, as well as his continued legacy of social, racial and economic justice.
In addition, a sign-making workshop for the vigil will be held at First Parish Church, 35 Church Street, on Monday, April 2, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The vigil organizers welcome the participation of Watertown residents of all ages in both the vigil and the sign-making workshop.
The vigil and sign-making workshop are sponsored by World in Watertown, Watertown Citizens for Black Lives, and First Parish of Watertown (Unitarian Universalist), and Church of the Good Shepherd.