We got a lot of input from community members and community leaders that the timing isn’t right for an event in San Carlos.
There are right-wing extremists groups that are using events, particularly evening events, as an excuse to instigate violence and cause damage.
It is for this reason we are cancelling the vigil tomorrow with the intention of scheduling a new one soon.
We agonized over this decision. We don’t want to be silenced by the worst parts of American society; but we also don’t want to be an unwilling magnet for violence.
PPAG is committed to being a participant and an ally to the Black Lives Matter movement. We will hold our vigil soon when the overall situation is less unpredictable.
In the meantime, here are some actions you can immediately take to support Black Lives Matter
Call To Action
- Support the NAACP
- Support the ACLU
- Support Colin Kaepernick’s Showing Up for Racial Justice
- Talk to your kids about racism
- Sign petition demanding that the officers be charged
- Color Of Change- text “FLOYD” to 55156
- MoveOn- text “JUSTICE” to 668366
Many of you may be upset with the decision to cancel. Frankly, we’re upset with the decision as well. But given what we understood the risks to be, it was the decision we had to make.
We will announce a new date and time for the vigil as soon as we can.