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Candle light vigil for George Floyd on June 3

Candle light vigil for George Floyd on June 3
By Shawn Green | Lynnwood Resident | Lynnwood Times

This is a notice of a socially distant, peaceful protest to mourn the horrendous murder of George Floyd.

We are hoping that all members of the community can join us for a united show of support and solidarity to people that otherwise might not be heard.

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 3rd from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Corner of 164th and 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood WA

We are inviting the community to join us for a candle light vigil on Wednesday, June 3rd from 8pm to 9pm. From 8:15 to 8:30 we will observe a long and possibly uncomfortable 15 minutes of silence to demonstrate that sometimes standing for the right things is uncomfortable and sometimes speaking out doesn’t involve speaking.

The sidewalks will be marked with chalk to enable the participants to maintain social distancing guidelines. We will line 52nd Avenue W between 164th Ave W and (bordering St Timothy’s Church) and 148th Ave W. Participants are asked wear masks, bring family friendly signs and candles with lighters, lanterns or flashlight for themselves.

For questions, contact Shawn Green at greenovation@hotmail.com.

Back Story

Three concerned families from the Woodway, Meadowdale and Seaview Areas are shocked with the police brutality we see in the world today. Our group of six kids are alarmed with the level of violence and anger that has been displayed in response to the systemic displays of racism.

George Floyd
George Floyd candle light vigil organized by Shawn Green.

The children, ranging from third to ninth grade, have decided to follow the teachings led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and participants in the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins. They have created their own form of protest that shows their solidarity.

Our community is invited to join us for that show of solidarity in an event that will reject hatred and violence and embrace kindness and friendship.

3 Responses

  1. We are having an event in the Mountlake Terrace area on Thursday as well. Please consider spreading the word.

    Thursday, June 4th 8:00 pm

    The intersection of 52nd Ave W and 220th St SW (Mountlake Terrace Elementary School)

    Please come join together and stand as a Mountlake Terrace community with a peaceful candlelight vigil against the racism, violence and injustice People of Color in our country are facing.

    By coming together we acknowledge the systems of oppression that have caused generations of pain and suffering and that it is time for Black, Brown and Indigenous voices to be heard. We are committing to take active steps towards breaking down the barriers in order to secure a better future. We will come together to make space, share resources and give each other the strength and support to go forward in our lives committed to making change.

    We are asking community members to gather, wearing a face covering, at the intersection of 220th St SW and 52nd Ave W where we will have volunteers stationed on each corner to hand out candles (please bring a lighter or matches) and literature with actionable steps you can take to make a change. We then ask that you and your family spread out along the sidewalks on 220th St and 52nd Ave. and remain at least six feet away from the next family. At 8:21 our volunteers will blow a whistle signifying the beginning of 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence in observance of the time that George Floyd had the knee of a police officer on his neck. At 8:30 we ask that you reflect with those around you and make a commitment to what you will do to make a difference.

    This is a family event. You are encouraged to come as a family. There will be no speakers. Your message to your children will be yours. We will provide talking points and suggestions on how to facilitate the tough conversations about race today but the experience your family has is up to you.

    Please remember to:
    Observe social distancing expectations

    Wear a face covering

    Bring a lighter or matches to light your candle

    Remain on the sidewalk and out of the streets

    Candles and literature with suggested talking points and actionable steps will be provided.

    1. Thank you for sharing the Mountlake Terrace event. Are these details posted or available anywhere else?

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