On September 3, 2020, your friendly neighborhood Pagan interviewer sat down with Krista Mann, the founder of the Mobile BLM Memorial Project. In her interview, she states the importance of shifting the focus to a mobile vigil for all the Black lives taken by the police over the last few years.
“People are dying. Our sons are dying. Our kids are dying.”
Mobile BLM Memorial Project
Hello. I, hopefully like many of you, have been thinking of ways to make an impactful statement in support of the Anti-Police Brutality Movement.Did you know that over 6500 people have been killed by police in the last five years? Twenty-five percent are Black although we only make up only 13 percent of the population.For so many, these are just numbers, not lives. These were human beings who like all of us had jobs, lives, families, hopes and dreams. Some of their deaths made headlines, and their lives put under a microscope to be judged by the public. So many more were murdered without a single tag line. I want them to be honored as victims of murder and the lights that sparked the fire in this new movement towards racial justice.What does that look like?I would like to build a mobile memorial that can be set up for vigils to honor those victims of murder. I want to create wooden cross grave markers for each of these victims.I want their names spoken not dissimilar to the way 9/11 victims names are read each year on the anniversary.I want this to be an action that is mother led. When George Floyd cried out for his mother we all heard his cry. This is a way that we can answer the call.How can you help?Assist in making crosses. I will dedicate Sunday s to the physical labor of love until they are done.Volunteer to read names, show up and set up for the vigil.Get the word out – coordinate social media surrounding our efforts and goal.Donate materials- 1 by 3 wood slates, nails, sharpies.Know anyone with basic woodworking skills that could help?There is room for everyone. It’s my idea but to see it manifest I will need all the help I can get. Let us be inspired by the mothers of Portland and keep the focus on the matter at hand.Our brothers, sisters, sons and daughters are being murdered by police and Enough is Enough.If you want to be apart of this peaceful action please contact me.
This Saturday, October 3, 2020 the Project plans to host a vigil in Saginaw. The SAY THEIR NAMES Memorial Vigil takes place at the Saginaw County Court House at 111 S Michigan Ave, Saginaw, MI. Times are set for 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and all are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact them via their Facebook page or at (989) 294-0189.Follow us at: