Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Black Lives Memorial, Rochester, New York - October 9, 2020

A peaceful memorial service  was held in Rochester to  pray, mourn, and honor the lives of "Black and Latino Deaths at the Hands of Police" by "Saying Their Names." 

Speakers read each person's name, followed by a minute of silence:

Saying their Names: Black and Latino Deaths at the Hands of Police

2012 Trayvon Martin, 17

2013 Andy Lopez

2014 Alejandro Nieto, 28

        Eric Garner, 43

        Michael Brown, 18

        Laquan McDonald, 17

        Akai Gurley, 28

       Tamir Rice, 12

2015  Walter Scott, 61

         Freddie Gray, 25

        Sandra Bland, 28

       Jeremy McDole, 28

       Bettie Jones, 55

2016  Philando Castille, 32

         Alton Sterling, 37

        Terrence Crutcher, 40

2017   Jordan Edwards, 15

          Charleena Lyles, 30

          Kameron Prescott, 6

2018   Stephen Clark, 22

          Jemel Roberson, 26

         Botham Jean, 28

2019   Elijah McClain, 23

           Atatiana Jefferson, 28

          Michael Dean, 28

2020  Breonna Taylor, 26

          Daniel Prude, 41

         George Flood, 46

         Sean Monterrosa, 22

         Andres Guardado, 18

        Jacob Blake, 29


Monday, October 26, 2020

Thanks, Sierra Club

Many thanks to the Sierra Club here in Rochester, New York, for "giving away" hundreds of trees for us to plant for the future. 

The trees came with planting instructions, stakes and sleeves so even novice gardeners could be assured of success. 

May our hands be dirty in hopes for a healthier and more nourished earth. 

Masks worn by all during this global Covid-19 pandemic.