Most Moving Silences and Powerful Protests

Vigil for Charleston

The Austin Vigil for Charleston and the Texas Vigil for Sandra Bland were moving, vital community events that spoke volumes with the silence of grief. They also lifted the voices of resistance and refusal to accept our nation's constant killing of black people. Both vigils were organized by a small group of friends working from a shared vision of change: Fatima Mann, Ayana Flewellen, Courtney Arnold, and X'ene Sky Taylor brought people, silence, song, poetry, chants, and testimony together to make two of the most meaningful vigils Austin has ever seen. Participants arrived stricken with grief and left fortified, connected to others, and more dedicated to change.

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