CityLights Conducts Vigil for Violence Victims (December 14)

At last year’s Annual CityLights Vigil for Victims of Violence, Pastor Cean James of
Grace Christian Fellowship and Mark Harrell of Southwest CDC look on as Susan Aggarwal of CityLights prepares to place some red carnations where violence took the life of a young SW resident. This year’s vigil will take place December 14, 2019, starting with a 9:00 a.m. gathering at The Common Place, 58th and Chester Ave.
At last year’s Annual CityLights Vigil for Victims of Violence, Pastor Cean James of Grace Christian Fellowship and Mark Harrell of Southwest CDC look on as Susan Aggarwal of CityLights prepares to place some red carnations where violence took the life of a young SW resident. This year’s vigil will take place December 14, 2019, starting with a 9:00 a.m. gathering at The Common Place, 58th and Chester Ave.

This year’s Annual CityLights Vigil for Remembrance of Victims of Violence will be held Saturday, December 14. Community members and friends are invited to gather at The Common Place, on 58th Street and Chester Avenue, at 9:00 a.m. for refreshments, meditation and prayer. The Common Place entrance is through the parking lot on 58th Street.

Participants will then form into small groups which will fan out through Southwest to locations where violence claimed a life during the past year. This year’s remembrances will include the spot near Finnigan’s Playground where Isiaka Meite was killed and five others were injured when a gunman opened fire on a graduation party on Fathers’ Day weekend.

At the conclusion of the site visits, the mourners will return to The Common Place for a time of meditation and reflection on the meaning of their experiences.

For more information or directions, contact Ted Behr at 610-605-7556 or tedbehr1@yahoo.com

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