this is the Isla Vista that should be portrayed in the media right now, not the articles upon articles about the murderer

4000+ students and community members came out tonight: I have never felt as connected to the community as I did at the vigil; all the hugs from all the strangers, all the tears as we cried together, all the hope, as we hoped together..hoped that we’d all be okay, that the victims families would be okay, that our community…everyone was there for each other and it was magical

but you know…all everyone’s gonna talk about is how this guy is a mentally ill rich kid blah blah blah blah

VIGIL

[noun]

1. a) a watch kept during normal sleeping hours. b) the act or a period of observing; a period of watchful attention; surveillance.

2. a period of wakefulness from inability to sleep.

3. the eve of a religious festival observed by staying awake as a devotional exercise.

4. ritual devotions observed on the eve of a holy day. Often used in the plural.

Etymology: from Old French vigile, from Mediaeval Latin vigilia “watch preceding a religious festival”, from Latin vigilance, from vigil “alert”, from vigēre “to be lively”.

[Edward Robert Hughes - The Valkyrie’s Vigil]

Flyer for tonight’s (8/27) vigil for Islan Nettles, a 21 year old trans woman of color who died from sustained injuries after a senseless brutal attack on August 22, 2013 on the streets of Harlem.

Tonight, we will return to this streets and speak her name. 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
6:00PM 
JACKIE ROBINSON PARK
Entrance at 148th and Bradhurst Avenue
Harlem, New York,10039

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New York City: Trayvon Martin’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, actor Jamie Foxx, and hundreds of activists participate in a candlelight vigil to mark the anniversary of his death, February 26, 2013. Demonstrators symbolically wearing hoodies gathered in New York and Florida on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the shooting death of the unarmed Black teenager by racist vigilante George Zimmerman.

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Aug 19 2014 - Thousands came out for the Tina Fontaine and Faron Hall Vigil.

 Tina Fontaine was a 15 yr old native girl from Sagkeeng First Nation (x
who was murdered, placed in a bag and dumped in the Red River. 

Faron Hall was a local homeless hero who became a media sensation in 2009 for saving several people from the red river, Faron drowned in the Red River over the weekend. (x)

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