FRAMINGHAM – A Black Lives Matter candle lighting ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, June 14 at Cushing Memorial Park.
The event organized by Anjeh Tita, will take place at 3 p.m. near the September 11 gazebo at the park.
“I really wanted to organize this because I feel every single black person that has died from racism deserves to be honored and this is the best way I know how, since they are always on my mind. I just want to make sure every black person or person of color can feel safe just driving home for in these times I fear for my black brothers and sister,” said Tita.
All are invited to attend and bring a candle.
“I am calling ALL Framingham Citizens AND our neighboring towns to join us in demanding change for racial injustices, police brutality, justice, and fighting all black lives,” said Tita.
Tita asked that everyone dress all in black for the event.
“I know the world 🌍 has been very crazy these past few day and lots of things are out of our control. But with everything happening, I am a strong believer in trying to center yourself and express your emotions,” she wrote on social media in the posting for the event. “I want to ask you all to come join me on Sunday for a peaceful gathering filled with; talking, sharing and venting, candle lighting ceremony to honor and mourn our black brothers and sisters and prayer (any and all religions are welcomed).”
Tita said she hopes Framingham Police Chief Steven Trask, his deputy chiefs and police officers will attend the event.
“I think the black community and support need a space to pray, join together in peace and vent out/ release pent up emotion,” said the 10 year-resident of Fraingham.
She said the event is a peaceful event.
“This day is to honor and stand together peacefully talking and figuring out ways to make a change,” said Tita.