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Community Vigil at Lake Wilderness Beach
November 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Please NOTE updated time!!!
Please join us as we gather for a community vigil by candlelight at Lake Wilderness to join hands in peace, love and solidarity in the wake of the worst anti-Semitic massacre in U.S. History, a mass assassination attempt of political leaders, the racist murders of two African Americans in Kentucky, and the general escalation of violence in our country.
We are horrified and saddened by these crimes against humanity. Let’s stand together in silence for these victims, their families, and these communities as they try to understand, mourn, and process these grievous attacks.
We cannot let hate win. Our hope must be stronger than hate and our faith in humanity greater than the fear. #HandsAroundLakeWilderness
This Sunday, November 4th, Lake Wilderness Park near the beach.
22500 SE 248th St, Maple Valley, WA 98038
***All parking near the beach/park side—not the Lodge*** Please carpool or even better, WALK with your neighbors!!!
Please read the following important details.
5:15~Find a place to stand (or sit) along the lake and introduce yourself to the people around you.
5:30~Join hands or link arms or stand next to your neighbor. Please be mindful of the comfort level of others, with awareness of the needs of those who may not be able to stand. Light your candle or turn on your flameless candle.
5:40~5:55~While we are connected near the lake, in silence….please reflect, meditate, pray, or set intentions as you are moved. Please be aware of, hold space for and offer compassion to those around you who may be experiencing deep grief and other strong emotions. Consider concrete future actions to support all people who have been impacted by these crimes.
6:00~Enjoy the beautiful sanctuary of Lake Wilderness, meet new neighbors and peacefully disperse.
This gathering is a way to make a statement about what we stand for: unity, freedom, equality, justice, kindness, love, resilience, compassion and COMMUNITY.
ALL are welcome at this event. Families are especially encouraged to attend together. Many of us share a deep love for our natural world. Please be respectful and honor our park by leaving no visible trace of our presence after we disperse from the lake.
Please join me in sending gratitude to the City of Maple Valley, the Lake Wilderness Lodge staff and our Maple Valley Police Department. Thank you for your support! We belong to one another!
If you would like to make a donation to the effected residents in Pittsburgh, please visit https://jewishpgh.org/our-victims-of-terror-fund/ .