For the 22nd consecutive month there will be a vigil in support of Black Lives Matter. The next vigil will be this Thursday and Karlene Griffiths Sekou will be the guest speaker. Sekou is a local theologian, pastor, women’s advocate and global public health strategist.
Sekou is also a lead organizer with Black Lives Matter Boston. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in the mountainous regions of Ocho Rios. Here in the Boston area, she has worked as a public health advocate on women’s and children’s issues and has co-led community outreach strategies against violence in Dorchester and Roxbury. She is a theologian, pastor, women’s advocate and global public health strategist.
The JP vigils provide the opportunity for participants to take a stand against white supremacy, and support racial justice and human rights. In the wake of the events in Charlottesville, the resistance march and rallies in Boston, Sekou will share what is most important for Black Lives Matter and the larger struggle for racial justice and human rights at this critical time.
The next JP Black Lives Matter vigil will be on September 7, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church of JP (633 Centre St.).