3/20 Coalition holds vigil to honor the victims of the Buffalo shooting
The 3/20 Coalition held a vigil Wednesday night to commemorate those who lost their lives in the Buffalo shooting on Saturday.
“Make your pledge to somehow combat racism and white supremacy. What is your pledge going to be?” 3/20 Coalition co-leader Tierra Williams asked the crowd. Williams and others gave speeches and lit candles at the Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza in downtown State College to honor the 10 people who were killed and the three who were wounded during the shooting in Buffalo.
The shooter released a 180-page document prior to the shooting outlining his plans to carry out the racially-motivated attack.
Melanie Morrison is the coalition’s secretary. She said having conversations at home to dispel ideas like white replacement theory are necessary.
“It starts at home. I live out in Penns Valley. I know that my Black sons are victims of racism all the time. Every single day something is said to them,” Morrison said.
Morrison said the Coalition will continue to organize events in the community to raise awareness and fight social inequity.