Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) staged a one hour vigil Black Lives Matter/All Lives Matter Friday morning May 8, 2015 at the corner of Vermont Ave. and Wilshire Blvd.
Two large banners plus picket signs sparked the interest of passers by who stopped to see the photo portraits of our unarmed Black Brown brothers and sisters who have been gunned down by police officers.
They also took the time to read the motto on the new ICUJP banner: Religious Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence.
The pedestrians who stopped to talk to the ICUJP sign bearers told of their involvement in community organization work, their prison/parol experiences, and shared other personal experiences.
Others asked to join our vigil. They stood with us and and requested to carry the signs with them at the end of the vigil.
The spires of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church at Wilshire and Berendo were in the view scape of our vigil.
Invitations were extended to interested individuals to join us at our weekly Friday Forums, from 7 - 9 am, at the church.