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PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter hosts quiet Ontario vigil to learn history, honor victims

Around 20 people gather under a gazebo during the rain during the Black Lives Matter Community Vigil. The organizers also set up a voter registration booth for attendees (The Enterprise/Kezia Setyawan).

On Saturday, June 13th, around 20 people gathered under a gazebo at Lions Park in Ontario for a vigil honoring victims of police brutality organized by the Ontario Black Lives Matter team. Speakers included Burns Paiute Council member Cecil Dick and Tribal Chair Eric Hawley, who shared about the area’s history through an Indigenous perspective; Charlie York, from Texas, who read his poems about Sandra Bland and protesting.

During the event, Ontario Black Lives Matter directors also focused on how to locally implement change in the community through legislative involvement as well as aiming to affirm the experiences that people of color face in this area . . .