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|Candlelight Vigil for Palestine|
|Date||Saturday August 02|
|Time||7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|At Todos Santos Plaza in Concord (on Willow Pass between Mt. Diablo and Grant St.)|
Please join us for a candle-light vigil in memory of the innocent civilians killed in Gaza these past few weeks. Many innocent women and children have fallen victim to Israeli air strikes and shelling. Over 1,137 Palestinians have been killed and the number continues to increase as each day passes. In a recent report, the United Nations estimates that 80% of those killed were civilians, women and children.
These civilians largely remain nameless and faceless, but with your help we can give identity to the victims lost in this tragic and unjust conflict. In this time of anger, frustration, and sadness, we ask that our community comes together to honor and mourn those who lost their lives due to the U.S. government's continued support of Israel's illegal occupation, blockade, and onslaught.
We will begin at 7:00 pm by reading names of the victims followed by a candlelight vigil in honor of Palestinians who have lost their lives in Israel's current attack on Gaza. If you have a poem you would like to read or would like to add something, please let us know!
Please invite your friends and family to join us as well.