Wed, Aug 16
Monroe Senior Center (grassy area)
12 Halsey Reed Road, corner of Applegarth

Vigil for Charlottesville

Monroe residents rally in solidarity

Monroe residents gathered at the Senior Center on Aug. 16 to stand in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville, Virginia. They were joined by legislators and other community leaders, Speakers included U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-District 12), state Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-District 14), District 14 Assemblymen Dan Benson and Wayne D’Angelo, and Monroe Mayor Gerald Tamburro. The event was sponsored by Indivisible of Monroe Township. Irene Linet, co-chair of the group, called for residents to not stay silent in the face of racism and bigotry, and asked for a moment of silence for the victims of violence in Charlottesville. Tamburro spoke of having “an obligation to speak out as citizens — not just in the face of the horrific display of hatred in Charlottesville — but at all times when we see discrimination.”, part of the USA Today Network.