Ashland Community To Hold a Stand Out Vigil Saturday

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ASHLAND – The national, and now global, events surrounding the death of
George Floyd and other acts of anti-Black racism have shaken many to the core.

Given the situation with Covid-19, congregating in person to demonstrate for many is not a safe option.

To address that concern, we invite all Ashland residents to join your friends and neighbors in town on Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m. for the Together At Home We Stand Against Racism event.

We are asking those who choose to participate to step out of their homes on June 13 at 8 p.m. and join in this 10-minute virtual vigil by:

  • Displaying a safe form of illumination (glow stick, flashlight, phone light, lamp, etc.,)
  • Carrying a sign with an anti-racist message that expresses how you can promote an active anti-racist community
  • Playing or singing appropriate music of your choice in the language of your choice that is reflective of the values of the event (please keep your volume low so that it does not disturb your neighbors)

  • Taking a picture or a video and share it on social media, or submit it to
    WACA TV to have it be part of a town-wide montage video of the event

This vigil is a small, symbolic, but important first step that signifies that we as a community commit to stand up as allies and advocates for our fellow residents and continue the work to make Ashland a safe and welcoming community for all.

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