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Vigil for Charleston held at UUCB June 23, 2015

Charleston Vigil 6-23-15 On Tuesday evening, June 23, the Boulder chapter of Standing up for Racial Justice along with UUCB and other groups held an interfaith vigil at UUCB. Suzy Belmont was the moderator for the vigil. The Earth Room was filled to more than capacity that evening with people from many different faith communities. On the first page of the Local section, the Boulder Camera printed a very large color photo of people holding lit candles during the program. The large headline quoted the Reverend Alicia Forde, a member of the UUA staff, who was present. She said, there are “no safe places left to be black.” The event was covered by Denver’s ABC news (Channel 7) and Denver’s Fox News. Racial justice will continue to be an issue concerning us as UUs. This summer’s events have reminded us with white privilege that racism is still a real problem in the United States.

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