Fight the Power is having it’s candle light vigil for victims of racial profiling tonight. It will be at 8pm in front of the Health Science Library at UB South Campus. We will have an open mic for people to speak about their experiences of racial profiling and police violence. We will light 31 candles in memory of 31 victims of racial profiling and violence. We will then march silently down Main St. to Lasalle Ave and back to campus where we will end with closing remarks.
We want to do this even as a way of connecting issues of profiling at UB with the same issues happening in Buffalo and elsewhere in the country. Our future as black people and generally as people in this nation will be hinged on how well we can organize with like minded people to end abuses like these. We encourage any and everyone from both Buffalo and UB to come out to the vigil. If you are not able to make it we will be having other events through the rest of the year and going into the fall that we will keep everyone updated on.