Protest Police Violence

­Vigil to Protest Police Brutality

This Saturday, December 13, many UU congregations will be participating in demonstrations and vigils to protest police brutality.

Please join other Tree of Life members and friends in protest this Saturday from 12:30-1:30.

We will be standing on a corner of Bull Valley and Crystal Lake Road. Because parking might be an issue, we will meet at the church at 12:15 and drive over in a few cars (and pick our corner).

Please bring a sign (or two).

Rev. Sean asks that we remember that not all police officers promote violence.

We have also been asked to be mindful that signs such as “I can’t breathe” and “Don’t shoot” can be offensive when displayed by an all-white group of protesters. If you choose to have these words on your sign, be sure to enclose them in quotation marks and include the name of the man who spoke them:

“Don’t shoot.”Michael Brown

“I can’t breathe.”Eric Gardner

Other suggestions for signs:

Black Lives Matter

Racism Kills

Please Serve and Protect

Justice for #MikeBrown #EricGarner #TamirRice

Justice for All

Eracism

Please excuse the inconvenience. We are trying to change the world.

And anything else along these lines that you can think of. We will also be displaying the church Standing on the Side of Love banner.

It’s the holidays. You’re busy. It’s cold out.

Please join us anyway. Questions? contact Pam Sourelis (equus1@flash.net; 815.351.8155)

Peace, Pam

 

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