On-going Request for Support from Local Unitarians: Saturdays between 12 and 8 pm, Vancouver Art Gallery

The Indigenous women who have been maintaining a continuous vigil for months outside the Vancouver Art Gallery to honour and remember the 215 children whose bodies were found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School have issued a call for support. The vigil organizers report that in recent weeks, especially on Saturdays, their ongoing vigil has been subject to harassment and aggressive disruption. They are requesting support from members of congregations, and from members of the general public, who are committed to justice and reconciliation. Unitarian ministers from across the Lower Mainland are encouraging members of congregations to attend. People who attend will mostly be providing a larger presence for the group, thereby dissuading people who are seeking to harass.

If you are able, please come out Saturdays any time between Noon and 8 p.m. to the Robson side of the Vancouver Art Gallery (between Howe and Hornby). Wear an orange shirt if possible.