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The public is invited to attend a vigil hosted by local elected officials and community organizations to show solidarity with the Asian American community and stand up against hate in all forms.
The vigil will be held at 5 p.m. on April 1 virtually via Zoom and in-person at Lovelace Park, Thayer Street at Gross Point Road.
Registration to attend in person or virtually is required: bit.ly/evanstonvigil
Masks and social distancing required for in-person attendance. Event will be livestreamed. Register to receive a Zoom link.
The listed sponsors are State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz; Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioners Josina Morita, Cam Davis, Debra Shore, and Mariyana Spyropoulos; Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky; State Senator Laura Fine; State Representative Robyn Gabel; State Senator Ram Villivalam; State Representative Denyse Wang Stoneback; Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin; Evanston Mayor-Elect Daniel Biss; Evanston Aldermen Cicely Fleming, Ann Rainey,
Robin Rue Simmons, Tom Suffredin, and Peter Braithwaite; Democratic Committeeman Eamon Kelly; Second Baptist Church; Evanston/North Shore NAACP; Evanston Unitarian Church; St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church; Bethel AME Church; Bethany Baptist Church; Beth Emet the Free Synagogue; Northminster Presbyterian Church; Democratic Party of Evanston; and Organization for Positive Action and Leadership.