Friday
March

22

VigilantLOVE Vigil & Healing Space [A solidarity with victims of the Christchurch mass shooting]

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VigilantLOVE Vigil & Healing Space [A solidarity with victims of the Christchurch mass shooting]

March 22, 7PM to 9PM
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center - JACCC
244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, California 90012

 

On this Jumah, we want to invite our VL community to join us for a vigil and healing space next Friday, March 22 from 7-9 PM. We will update this FB event with logistical information as they develop. Know that we are wishing for our community safety and support as you enter into public spaces today. We know that the impacts of white supremacy and Islamophobia are felt personally & globally, and we hold all those who have lost their lives in our hearts today. We know that the impacts of this tragedy will justify increased surveillance and targeting of our communities (especially Muslim, black, poc) under the banner of "countering violent extremism" and shutting down "radicalization". We know that there will be those who will try to convince us that these policies will also address white supremacy - but ultimately, we know - this will only hurt us. Please remain vigilant and connected with your love and solidarity for each other - about our fight to challenge white supremacist violence, as well as our duty to collectively care for each other, as we navigate these troubling times. Our vigil and healing space will serve as an opportunity for our Muslim community to gather, process and engage in healing practices. We will also share what actions can be taken with regards to the likely impact on dangerous Countering Violent Extremism policies for those impacted. All allies are welcome with the intention to engage in opportunities to support, take action to resist Islamophobia and the likely impact of increased state surveillance. If you are interested in supporting this action as part of a community safety and healing team, please email us at info@vigilantlove.org. Prior experience is desired but not necessary. Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/303221560355883/

Date & Time

March 22, 2019 at 7pm Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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Location
Google Map of 244 S San Pedro St Los Angeles CA

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States

Contact information

Rebecca Green
5622349957