The Charlottesville Clergy Collective is organizing a Prayer Vigil to provide a time and space for us to breathe a collective sigh of relief as we give thanks that George Floyd’s family experienced a measure of accountability and justice.
But we are also cognizant that many are still experiencing the trauma of police brutality, mass shootings, and acts of violence toward Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities.
Since the beginning of the Chauvin trial, at least 64 people have been killed by police.
Since the Atlanta Asian spa shootings on March 16, at least 50 mass shootings have taken place.
At the vigil, we continue to…
pray for accountability in addressing police brutality,
pray in solidarity for the families of mass shooting victims,
pray that BIPOC communities will no longer experience hate,
pray to recommit ourselves to the work of justice and equity.
Bring a candle to light at the end of the vigil.