Embrace Tallahassee, a community vigil set to promote peace and unity

Embrace Tallahassee, a community vigil set to promote peace and unity
Posted at 8:02 PM, Aug 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-15 16:29:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Walden University teacher, Dr. Rachel Pienta, with New Leaders Council (NLC) Tallahassee, and other local organizations have organized a community vigil titled Embrace Tallahassee: Unite in Love on Thursday Night at Lake Ella. 

The candlelight vigil is in response to the racism and hate shown in Charlottesville. 

The vigil will on Thursday, August 17 at Lake Ella in Tallahassee near the gazebo at 6:30 p.m. The candlelight vigil will promote peace and unity in the community.

At the event, community and interfaith leaders will speak. The event is free and open to the public.

"The community response for Thursday's planned vigil has been so positive. With the partnership of NLC Tallahassee, we have been able to engage diverse leaders from across the community. Whether you live, work, or attend school in the Tallahassee area - this event is free and all are welcome to participate," said Dr. Pienta. 

There will be live music from 5 to 6:30 p.m. by local band Hot Tamale. The candlelight walk around the lake will begin immediately at the conclusion of the speaking program.

The entire event is family-friendly, and food from Food Truck Thursday is available for purchase near the cottages at Lake Ella.