On Tuesday, the funeral service honoring the life of George Floyd, a father, brother, son and friend to many, was held in Houston. In memory of George Floyd, a vigil will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield athletic field on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
This peaceful gathering, organized by Sabrina Holland of Marshfield and her team of volunteers, was originally scheduled for June 5th at Harbor Park but postponed based on safety recommendations of Police Chief Tavares. The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield was then approached to host the event, as the athletic field better accommodates a large number of people and parking is available.
The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield condemns any act of racism or discrimination. We are proud to be hosting the vigil as it fits in with the Boys & Girls Club mission. We advocate for all youth to have the same opportunities and encourage young people to utilize and focus the power of their voice. We believe it is critical to speak up and take action. As a nation, we can and must demand change to support black people and anyone who faces systemic prejudices. Together, we must listen and take action to ensure the future is great for the youth that are counting on us.
The pain we are feeling, as a nation, as a Movement and as individuals, is real. It is not simply a reaction to the news of the past weeks. We are experiencing a moment of profound reflection on what equality and justice really mean, and how far we still need to go.
According to Jim Bunnell, CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield, “As we honor George Floyd in this peaceful vigil, we hope to deliver a positive and constructive message, and continue to build a community that works together and treats each other with respect and equality.”
In light of COVID-19, social distancing must be observed and face coverings are required.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield
The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield’s mission is to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders. The Club provides programming opportunities in the Boys & Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) five core areas including leadership, education, health, arts, and fitness. For more information, visit www.bgcmarshfield.org or call 781-834-2582.