ASU students hosts Black Lives Matter Candlelight Vigil

The NAACP of Angelo State, a nonviolent student organization which aim is to improve the political, educational, social, and economic status of minority groups, will have a peaceful get-together and Black Lives Matter Candlelight Vigil from 7-9 p.m. July 10 at the Vista Verde Room at Plaza Verde on ASU campus, 2005 S. Van Buren St.

The vigil will be in memory of Alton Sterling and the several other people lost due to police brutality, according to the event flyer. There will also be a discussion of the tragic attacks that occurred in Dallas this week.

Some of the topics that will be discussed to create awareness are police brutality, action, raising voices, Black Lives Matter, education and bridging the gap between law enforcement and civilians.

An ASU campus police officer will attend the event to do a demonstration on what people should do when approached by an officer, what precautions the officers take when approaching someone for their safety as well as the other person’s safety, and to give other general information.

Everyone is invited to come together and fellowship as a community, to grieve and to share their feedback on recent events in a peaceful manner. The dress code is black clothing and visitors are asked to bring a positive attitude.