We are a peaceful Black Lives Matter Vigil meeting every Sunday at 6:30pm in Sandwich Village on Cape Cod.
We kneel for 9 minutes and 29 seconds to reflect on the Black American lives lost brutally and unjustly in our country, and to say their names.
We meet at the Mill Creek Park downtown across from the Gristmill. The address is 135 Main St, Sandwich, MA 02563
You can bring a candle or lantern, and something to kneel on if the ground is wet. If you are so inspired bring a poem or another reading to share.
We simply want to spread education, hope and change in our community and beyond, and to remember our history for what it truly is.
Wayne Earl Chinnock, a Cape Cod family and wedding photographer, started this vigil after being inspired by a wonderful BLM march in Falmouth.
We meet every Sunday at
Mill Creek Park in Sandwich.
April 25th - July 25th @ 6:30
Quote from poet Kwame Alexander describing being black in the United States:
"We can't breathe the air.
We can't break the chains.
We can't take a knee.
We can't take a stand.
We can't cross a bridge.
We can't ride a bus.
We can't have a dream.
We can't wear our skin.
We can't be ourselves.
We can't be at home.
We can't be alone.
We can't be unarmed.
We can't shoot ourselves.
We can't do a thing.
We can't drive a car.
We can't walk the street.
We can't ride a bike.
We can't run away.
We can't be a boy.
We can't be a man.
We can't be afraid.
We can't break these chains.
We can't walk. We can't run.
We can't breathe. We can't live. We can't breathe. We can't live. But we will not die."
Cape Cod Voices- A community organization dedicated to advocating for people of color on Cape Cod and the Islands: https://capecodvoices.org/
The Coalition for Social Justice is a wonderful organization with some great resources:
The Love & Revolution Cape Cod Facebook Group is a great source for events and positive thought along with progressive ideas. https://www.facebook.com/groups/608784873070737
The Movement for Black Lives: This is a fantastic website for Black Lives Matter support and information. https://m4bl.org/
For an ongoing and sobering list of names of those killed: https://www.reneeater.com/on-monuments-blog/tag/list+of+unarmed+black+people+killed+by+police
If you have any questions about our vigil feel free to reach out. You can also send an email to Wayne@LoveDaysPhotography.com to reach the founder of the vigil directly.
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