Prayer to honor black lives lost to police to be held on Georgetown Square June 7

A prayer to honor black lives lost to police to be held on the Georgetown Square on June 7. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
A prayer to honor black lives lost to police to be held on the Georgetown Square on June 7. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

A prayer to honor black lives lost to police to be held on the Georgetown Square on June 7. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

A prayer to recognize the black lives lost to police violence is planned to be held in front of the Williamson County Courthouse on June 7.

The event will being at 3 p.m. at 710 S. Main St., Georgetown.

Host Nadia Dapp said on the Facebook event page that she has asked local black religious leaders to speak on the issue and lead the community in prayer.

“We are calling on every citizen who is against racism to come and stand with us,” Dapp wrote. “We want to send out prayer and healing energy to the world and also educate all on the dangers of being black in America.”

Dapp said Jonathan Dade, a Georgetown mayoral candidate, will also be speaking at the event. Dapp added that the prayer event will follow social distancing rules and will highlight how important it is to support black individuals.

Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross commented on the event.

“These protests are for a just cause that must be heard, and I fully support our community’s efforts to speak out. The prayer event Sunday is particularly poignant: We need prayer all the time, but especially now, when so much of our community is hurting and angry and scared,” Ross said. “I also support Chief Nero’s continued efforts to engage and build relationships with every part of our community. We must open our minds our ears, and our hearts to every voice in our community, so we can move forward, together, to make Georgetown a better place.”

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell maintains his stance as Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

“I think like everyone else, I was horrified [by Floyd’s] death. He was murdered, and people should be held accountable for that,” Gravell said. “I have no problem with peaceful protest because I think that's the First Amendment right, ... [but] when we start tearing people's property and possessions and when the peaceful protest turns to anarchy and chaos, then I think it's taken a wrong path.”
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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