Two Peaceful Pasadena Vigils Scheduled: Remembering George Floyd

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The first event is a “Candlelight Protest Remembering George Floyd” that takes place in front of Pasadena City Hall  on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

The vigil is organized by First Baptist Church of PasadenaLA Voice, The Community Clergy Coalition, First United Methodist Church of PasadenaFirst Congregational Church PasadenaLake Avenue ChurchMissiongatheringRose City ChurchThroop Unitarian Universalist ChurchNeighborhood Unitarian Universalist ChurchPazNazMissio Community ChurchFellowship Church (Monrovia), Pasadena Church, and All Saints Church-Pasadena:

When asked, where were you… what did you do…what did you say… What will be your answer? We are all joined together as part of the human race. When one part of the body is in pain or is being abused, the entire body feels the discomfort.

Across our nation many people are in pain for the unconscionable killing of Gregory Floyd and so many others. Mr. Floyd is the latest victim of a historically sanctioned activity that puts the peace of our nation at risk.

Will you come and stand with us to be counted as one who stood in a non-violent protest against the brutality that keeps us locked in the past?
Will you say I didn’t just watch; I came, I stood, and I said no more! Good people everywhere must not be silent any longer! Stand up, speak up, wake up!

Wearing Masks and observing Physical Distancing

WE WILL BE WEARING MASKS AND OBSERVING PHYSICAL DISTANCING BECAUSE THIS ACTION IS ABOUT THE PROTECTION OF LIFE AS SACRED.

Bring a candle

Bring a candle … for lighting or electric to turn on.

Part of this action will be eight minutes of sustained noise to represent the eight minutes officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck, lynching him while his cries were ignored. Please bring something (bells, noisemakers, pots to bang, your voice to wail) to fill the air with sound during that time.

Sunday, May 31, 2O2O
7:00 pm
Pasadena City Hall
(Meet near the Mack and Jackie Robinson Statues)

The second event is a “Caravan Virgil & Peace” that will convene at First AME Church followed by car caravans through the streets of Pasadena. It will take place on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

The event is sponsored by the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP-Pasadena Chapter) and the National Association of Day Labors (NDLON) along with faith leaders form the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA and the Community Clergy Coalition (CCC):

The Pasadena branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the National Association of Day Labors (NDLON) along with faith leaders form the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA and the Community Clergy Coalition (CCC) with be leading a peaceful Vigil for George Floyd, who was murdered at the hands (knee) of police in Minneapolis Minnesota. The death of Brother Floyd is a continuation of murders of African American men. Now is the time to speak up about it.

We plan to convene at 5:00 pm at First AME Church and caravan in vehicles through the streets of Pasadena, practicing physical distancing, in peaceful protest for the death of Georg Floyd, to Pasadena City Hall. Speakers from each organization will discussing healing and action for change.

Contact the NAACP office at (626) 793-1293 or NDLON (626) 799-3566 for more information.

Tuesday, June 2, 2O2O
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Convene at First AME Church
Caravan in vehicles through the streets of Pasadena.
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