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Vigil, Values, Voice
Do political and cultural events of the past year have you angry, frustrated, heavy-hearted, disoriented? Do they—or do you want them to—also have you fired up to create lasting change that promotes the common welfare?
If so, join your fellow concerned citizens for a public vigil on November 8th — the one-year mark of the 2016 presidential election. This vigil calls for cultural and governmental attitudes and policies that promote equity, inclusivity and compassion, and protests actions that run counter to these humanitarian and spiritual values. Here are the details:
What: A Vigil of Concern for Country and World
Date: Nov. 8, 2017
Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Intersection of McBean Parkway and Valencia Blvd. (Mall corner)
What to Bring (if you have them):
*Candles with wind-blocking holders, or electric. (Several dozen electric candles will be available.)
*Signs with positive, inclusive messages (optional)
The root meanings of vigil include “wakefulness” and “a devotional watching.” Hence holding vigil means being awake to our deepest concerns about current circumstances, yet also to our power to shift them; and devoting ourselves to building a fair, compassionate and sustainable society.
So along with candles bring your concerns, your heart-visions, and your passionate voice for transformative change in the name of inclusive love. Because in Latin vox means voice, as in vox populi, the “voice of the people.”
Now is the time to use it.
(Organized by the Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley, uuofscv.org)