Police Violence Victims Will be Honored Sunday at Prayer Vigil in Congo Square

Local faith and community leaders will host aDay of Mourning Interfaith Memorial Prayer Vigil for those lost through police violence at from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, June 14 at Congo Square.

“We are asking that faith leaders from all faith traditions come and give a brief prayer. We are asking that the public come and lay down flowers, wreaths, photos, posters and other things that will help build a memorial, so that we can memorialize and give thanks for those who have been lost to police violence,” said Rev. Gregory T. Manning, pastor of Broadmoor Community Church and one of the event sponsors. “This is not a protest, this is not a rally. This is about prayer and a moment of unity, solidarity, healing, and peace.”

The event will be livestreamed by the New Orleans Film Society for those who remain in quarantine.

In addition to Rev. Manning, the Day of Mourning Interfaith Memorial Prayer Vigil is hosted by The Congo Square Preservation Society, Greater New Orleans Interfaith Climate Coalition, the New Orleans Film Society, as well as leaders with the New Orleans Democratic Socialists of America.

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