Racist murders spark community event
Local groups are organizing an event in response to a tri-state killing spree by two white supremacists that left one Eureka man dead. The “Vigil and Discussion” will be held Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club (click the flyer at left or below for details).
From the announcement:
You are invited to participate this Saturday, October 22nd, in a public event, titled “No Hate Here.” This event will provide a space for a community response to the murder of local resident Reginald Alan Clark, 53, an African American, October 4, 2011 and Cody Myers in Oregon. Both were killed by white supremacists who were later arrested on their way to Sacramento to “kill more Jews.” These murders, as we know, are part of a broader, although often ignored, pattern of bias and hate-based ideas, discrimination and violence in our local, national and global community
“No Hate Here” will allow people to express their fears and concerns, to understand the links between different forms of bias and the increase of attacks in periods of economic crisis, as well as share tools with other community members for empowerment, safety, and the strengthening of community. By coming together we can demonstrate our common dedication to creating and living in a community (and a world) built on compassion, nonviolence and justice.
Groups organizing the event include HSU’s Bias Response Team, the Eureka Chapter of the NAACP, Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee, and HSU’s Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department.
Sponsors include Temple Beth El, Los Bagels, Denny’s, Emma Center, and the Eureka Police Department.
Want to print and distribute flyers for this event? Download it here.