Please join us this Sunday, June 14th for a Say Their Names Vigil to collectively honor and mourn the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. We will gather in Hopkins Green at 5pm for a collective reading of names for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Then, members of Rockbridge Interfaith Mohamed Kamara and Annette Green will offer a benediction and CARE President Reginald Early will lead us in singing “We Shall Overcome.” If you are able, please bring a sign bearing the names of those lost to police brutality and white supremacy. We will wear masks and do our best to maintain social distancing.
CARE is an entirely volunteer-run organization of people who care about creating an inclusive and equitable community that celebrates diversity and resists racism.
CARE Rockbridge is now officially a registered nonprofit having received our 501(c)(3) status in the fall of 2019.
Lexington is hosting its first Pride Festival. This festival to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community will take place on Hopkins Green (22 W. Nelson Street) in Lexington and will begin at 4:00 PM, lasting until 8:00 PM. Festivities will include music, food, activities for children, a photo station, and informational booths about LGBTQIA+ resources in Rockbridge County.
This event is free and open to the public.
Multiple organizations serving Rockbridge County have come together to celebrate LGBTQIA+ folks and show that they have a community that supports and appreciates them. Organizers and sponsors include 50 Ways Rockbridge, Rockbridge Alliance, CARE Rockbridge, NAACP, and Project Horizon.