MANY THANKS to everyone who came to the “Justice for Tyre Nichols Emergency Vigil” Tuesday, January 31. The large turnout, the extensive press coverage, and the response by people driving by, reflect our community’s outrage and grief at the murder of yet another young Black man at the hands of police.

We have decided to come out of our winter hiatus and resume the Black Lives Matter Vigil at the Unitarian Society of Germantown again on a regular basis.

The vigil will take place weekly every Tuesday from 4-5pm, February 7 to March 7 and then 5-6pm from March 14 on, in front of the USG Church at 6511 Lincoln Drive, weather permitting.

We also plan to dedicate one Tuesday per month to a special program that may include speakers, music and other elements. The focus would remain “Black Lives Matter,” and the theme each month explore different aspects of that focus (for example, March: Black Women’s Lives Matter; June: Black LGBTQ Lives Matter, etc). Special events (like last Tuesday) tend to draw more participants and keep the energy of the vigil going.

All are welcome to join this peaceful, family-friendly event. Please note that the local 14th District of the PPD is aware of this action.

Walter Wallace, Jr Memorial Vigil, October 27, 2021
Yom Kippur 2021 with P’nai Or September 10, 2021
On our 1 year anniversary, June 2, 2021