There will be a Candlelight Vigil this Sunday night (June 14th) in Cranbury Township, in memory of George Floyd and victims of police brutality, according to the press release.
The event, co-sponsored by Princeton’s Coalition For Peace Action and the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, will run from 7:30 - 8:30pm in Heritage Park (57 South Main Street). Candles will be provided. There will be a live musical performance. There will be a few speakers...the Mayor of Cranbury, Matthew Scott, Reverend Bob Moore from the Coalition for Peace Action, Robt Seda-Shreiber from the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, a representative from the Cranbury Police Department, student leaders from local high schools, and more.
Organizer, Isabel Sethi (a junior at Princeton High School and longtime PST listener), said in a statement, “I wasn’t able to sleep after watching the video. I clicked article after article, reading about Breonna Taylor, Kevin Hicks, Ronell Foster. And all I could think was how I wanted to do something, needed to do something, in order to help prevent the death of more innocent people. Which is why I organized this candlelight vigil. Our community—along with others across the country—are seeking increased accountability for police to stop their targeted violence against black people. We stand in solidarity with the black community, protestors, and all those that are pushing for reform.”
Everyone is invited to participate. Donations will be accepted for Black Lives Matter causes. All attending will be required to wear a face covering and keep a proper social distance of 6 feet from one another.
You can follow the event's Facebook page here for information and more details.
Thank you for all you're doing, Isabel, to make this world a better place. I'm so proud of you and my hometown of Cranbury for taking a stand against hate.