Grieving for the Charleston Nine

NINE_VICTIMS.transNot in Our Town will convene a special public session on Monday, July 6, at 7 p.m. to give all those affected by the tragic shooting deaths in Charleston an opportunity to openly express our sorrow, pain, anger, and fear. PUMC supports NIOT  and PUMC members are especially invited. This session of Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege will take place on the third floor of the Princeton Public Library and will have this format.

The environment will support deep and serious listening, say the organizers. “We will begin in some centered, reflective silence. Then we will ask people to freely verbalize their feelings and sorrow about the deaths. We will maintain 30 seconds of silence after each person expresses his/her thoughts. No questions or comments are to be made in response. African-American attendees will be given the opportunity to speak first, followed by each of those gathered as time permits.”

PUMC supports NIOT and PUMC members are especially invited.