The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Citizens for Black Lives and the Kingian Response Team.
UPDATE: Due to heavy rain forecast through this evening, the candlelight vigil for Black lives and Indigenous people that was planned for today is postponed until next Tuesday, October 20th.
Candlelight Vigil Tuesday, Oct. 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Watertown Citizens for Black Lives and the Kingian Response Team.
As the date of this vigil immediately follows Indigenous Peoples Day on October 12, we are including a focus on the history of indigenous people and their exploitation with the arrival of European settlers.
The land where we stand is called Columbus Delta with a tribute to him called the Columbus Rock. We can collectively consider a more accurate description of that time and policies that followed.
We will also continue to end the vigil with a silent reflection in memory of George Floyd and others that were killed by racial bigotry and police brutality. Some paper lanterns will be provided.
Please wear a mask and practice social distancing in public spaces.
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