Group will host Dothan Black Lives Matter vigil

Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 5:11 PM CDT
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(Press Release) -- This Saturday night, July 11th, at 8:30pm, a peaceful silent vigil supporting the Black Lives Matter movement will be held in front of the GW Carver Museum on North Foster Street in Dothan.

The event will take time to acknowledge and mourn the many minority lives lost in our nation due to racism, oppression, and hatred. A brief speech will begin the event followed by lighting candles in honor of the many souls no longer with us.

Event organizer and speaker, Elle Burns, decided to host this vigil because, though there are many peaceful protests going on across the globe, many communities have not had the time to actually mourn and process the tragic deaths that have taken place. And communities like ours are full of people who want to do something — anything — to support this movement, but do not know where to start. This vigil can be a starting point for anyone who wants to be a part of a movement towards equity, peace, and equality.

Elle Burns is a senior at Troy University studying Criminal Justice and Psychology. Her future plans include obtaining a master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and then travel the world to better understand people, their cultures and encourage others to embrace diversity around the globe.