Black Lives Matter Vigil

The Black Lives Matter Vigil continues every Friday, rain or shine. North Woodside and Woodside neighbors stood there on Christmas Day 2020 and New Year’s Day 2021 (during a cold downpour). And nearly 30 people, a vigil record, showed up on the Friday after the attack on the U.S. Capitol and racist vandalism marked cars in Woodside. The following week the most enthusiastic honker was a woman who works in the White House, just down the road.

For those who attend weekly, the event has provided a meaningful way to meet neighbors and match masked faces with names from the listserv. All are welcome!

Update (October 2021): The Black Lives Matter Vigil has concluded and may resume at a later date. For more information, contact the organizer.

Black Lives Matter in North Woodside

A neighbor participates in the weekly Black Lives Matter Vigil

As tragic story after tragic story attests, racism and racial bias remain a huge and deeply rooted problem in our country. Indeed there is much work to do. A good place to start would be right here where we live. In the Fall 2020 issue of the Beacon, two members of North Woodside’s antiracism group invited neighbors to reflect on the Black Lives Matter movement as it pertains to our community, and to take action.

On [Not] Making That Call
by Karin Chenoweth

Supplement: Before Calling the Police, Ask Yourself

Kids Ask Again, Are We There Yet?
by Isabel M. Estrada Portales