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Anti-racism prayer vigil held

More than 125 people gathered at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp for an anti-racism prayer vigil on Sunday, June 14. The service lasted just over an hour and included “Listening to Black Voices,” a selection of prayers and poetry authored by black artists and activists to amplify those most impacted by the current crisis. The service also included a group reading of more than 100 names of black people who have recently lost their lives to racial violence, and 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence in honor of George Floyd, who died on a street in Minneapolis after a police officer kneeled on his neck for that amount of time. The vigil was organized by a group of local leaders and clergy. The family-friendly event practiced social distancing and masks were encouraged. Planning has begun for additional events. Anyone interested in participating can request information at tinyurl.com/ironcountyvigil. (submitted photo)