I just received this from a friend of mine. I hope you can go.
A Vigil for Raleigh’s 2008 Homicide Victims
Thursday, February 5th, 5:00 pm
In front of City Hall, 222 W. Hargett St.
(the corner of Hargett St. and Dawson St.)
In 2008, Raleigh lost 32 members of our community to homicide.
Many of the victims were young people in their teens and twenties.
Come help us support the families of victims by saying, “We remember. We are here for you.
We will not accept a continuation of the violence that took your loved one.”
Too often there is an overwhelming silence from the community after loss of life due to violence. Families of victims and all of us as members of this community deserve better. Violent death deserves reflection and response, not complacency. To ignore the violence is to implicitly accept it. We invite all residents of Raleigh to join us in changing our community norm from a passive acceptance of violence to an active rejection of it on moral, ethical and spiritual grounds. Come help us support the families of victims by saying, “We remember. We are here for you. We will not accept a continuation of the violence that took your loved one.”
Join us in saying: ‘No’ to Violence! and ‘Yes’ to Life!
Join us in remembering the victims, supporting their families and praying for healing for all of us.