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WHO: Atlantic City’s Third Ward Council Member Kaleem Shabazz has announced a vigil for George Floyd, the African-American man who was killed at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis.
WHEN: The vigil will be held Monday, June 29th at 11:00 AM
WHERE: In the Courtyard of City Hall, 1301 Bacharach Boulevard, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
“We are commemorating 30 days since the murder of Mr. Floyd. His moment has become a movement, and we must keep the movement for justice going in a peaceful fashion,” said Council Member Shabazz.” Eight minutes and 46 seconds of silence will be observed, Councilman Shabazz said, “To mark the time Mr. Floyd was tortured and eventually killed.” The vigil will feature Marvin Burroughs, Jr., an 8 year old local student, who will read his poem focusing on life as a young African-American male. There will also be remarks from religious leaders of all faiths as well as elected officials. Representatives from the AntiDefamation League, Atlantic City and Mainland Chapters of the NAACP, Jewish Community Relations Council, Fellowship of Churches, Masjid Muhammad and Masjid Al-Hera have also been invited to participate. “Local leaders across the country believe that ‘Black Lives Matter’ and we must strive for peaceful change. On June 29th we will stand together to underscore those messages,” said Council Member Shabazz. The public is encouraged to attend. For further information, please contact Council Member Shabazz at 609-957-0441.