L.A. Activists Are Planning A Flower Vigil For Breonna Taylor

L.A. Activists Are Planning A Flower Vigil For Breonna Taylor

The event will take place on Saturday, July 11.

Published 3 weeks ago

Written by BET Staff

It's been four months since Breonna Taylor was killed by police officers while sleeping in her own bed, and a group of Black women in Los Angeles are doing everything they can to make sure the country doesn't forget that justice is still outstanding.

"In light of the continuous shortage of support of Black women, specifically highlighting the tragic death of Breonna Taylor and several others, we want to come together to honor her life," an Instagram post announcing the event says. "The idea behind it comes as it has almost been 4 months since her incident, and not one of the three officers involved have been charged...there are no words."

The post continues, "We will create a visual aid with flowers and vines to honor her, hosted in front of a Black staple restaurant, @earlesoncrenshaw. There will also be voting registration, petition signing, music, and poetry and speaking that is geared towards the overall messaging of the day of how we can make actionable changes."

A Little Day Brunch, Autumn Breon, Trap Heals, We Love Leimert, Social Ripple Effect, Melarie Odelusi, Gabrielle Shepard and Hdin Gem are contributing to the event, which will also feature the poetry of Yazmin Monet Watkins and LaSpeaks Volumes. Black Lives Matter organizer Tabitha L. Jones Jolivet will lead a call to action.

See full details about the event in the post, below:

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In light of the continuous shortage of support of Black women, specifically highlighting the tragic death of Breonna Taylor and several others, we want to come together to honor her life. The idea behind it comes as it has almost been 4 months since her incident, and not one of the three officers involved have been charged...there are no words. We will create a visual aid with flowers and vines to honor her, hosted in front of a Black staple restaurant, @earlesoncrenshaw. There will also be voting registration, petition signing, music, and poetry and speaking that is geared towards the overall messaging of the day of how we can make actionable changes. We are curating a space for the memory of Breonna and a countless amount of other Black women to be celebrated and honored. There is a global pandemic, a racial uprising, and we are all trying to process everything happening externally and internally. This space will highlight those we have lost, and also set the precedent going forward with giving Black women their flowers while they are with us. We need everyone in attendance to be allies to Black women. The goal is for everyone to hear, listen, and vow to protect the voices and bodies of Black women in their respective spaces. Through art and community, we will be able to instill a sense of hope as we move forward in the fight for justice for our sisters, together. If you cannot come, you can donate for flowers on alittledaybrunch.com, and we will purchase flowers for you. Thank you to all of the women who came together without hesitation to pull this together in a few days for our sisters, y’all each are a revolution in itself. ✨ ✨ Artwork by the amazing @melarieodelusi Magical folks below: @alittledaybrunch @autumnbreon @weloveleimert @sadesellers @gab_stefani @hdin.gem @yazminmonetwatkins @laspeaksvolumes @tjonesjolivet @trap.heals @theblkhand #breonnataylor#supportblackwomen#blacklivesmatter#sayhername

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Artwork / Photo by Melarie Odelusi

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