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Love Over Hate: HAPI Remembrance for Georgia Victims

Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
March 21, 2021

On Sunday, March 21, Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (HAPI) hosted a vigil, “Love Over Hate,” to honor and remember the victims of the tragic Atlanta shooting. This peaceful, thoughtful, and loving walking vigil was held on the grounds of the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (HUUF) in Bayside. Several organizations and 30+ volunteers helped to make this vigil possible: HUUF Board and volunteers who co-hosted the event; Sun Valley Floral who donated beautiful flowers; Cooperation Humboldt who brought many volunteers to support and help; Gary Ronne and Humboldt Taiko for the beautiful rhythmic Taiko drumming; and the excellent photojournalistic coverage by NCJ editor Jennifer Fumiko Cahill and Dave Woody.

In a letter written to the Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta organization, we enclosed a cashier’s check (cash donations) and personal checks totaling $2,765.93. These generous donations were collected at the vigil for the families of the victims. We are very appreciative of our community for their support, caring, compassion and generosity. We are grateful for the many hours our volunteers gave to the vigil and to the hundreds of community members who braved that cold windy afternoon to express grief and caring.

North Coast Journal - Love over hate vigil

El Lenador - Love over hate

Video by Chisa Hughes

Photos by Dave Woody