Recap - Charlottesville Vigil, Rockville Centre, New York
“We are here tonight to be heard, and to remind ourselves and each other of the power and the responsibility that each of us has every day. We have to use our voices and encourage others to use theirs for the common good.”
- Emma Travers, co-founder, Raising Voices USA
There was a huge turnout at Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth, in Rockville Centre, New York this evening as people gathered on the steps, onto the sidewalks, and around the corner for a moving and heartfelt vigil. The "Unite the Right Rally" in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend left three dead and many injured in a horrific display of racism and white supremacy.
Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray, State Senator Todd Kaminsky, Rabbi Elliot Skiddell of Central Synagogue, the Rev. Scott Ressman of the United Church of Rockville Centre, and Pastor Robert Grimm of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church were among the vigil’s speakers.
We at Raising Voices USA stand together as one, as we condemn acts of racism and strive toward unity and understanding.
And here are photos and videos from last night's event, as well...