As a community, we continue to learn how we can be more aware of the racial injustice in the world. Several DMIEC committees work towards these efforts, while individuals read and discuss books and seek out other ways to enhance understanding of racial injustice issues.
Beginning on Good Friday 2021, we have held a weekly 4:00 p.m. Sidewalk Solidarity event every Friday afternoon as weather permitted. We hope this weekly commitment will demonstrate our desire to stand as allies and show our solidarity with the Black families who have lost loved ones. An optional debriefing follows at 4:30 p.m. each Friday.
Meet in the west DMIEC parking lot to distribute posters honoring Black lives, then proceed to the sidewalk in front of the DMIEC building. We will open with a prayer and say the names of those who have died, then stand in silence. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Lawn chairs welcome. Cancelled if raining, snowing, sleeting, etc.