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Newtown Quakers and supporters continue vigil for racial justice


The historic Newtown Quaker Meetinghouse remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, activities continue on Zoom every Sunday and Quaker support for peace and justice continues uninterrupted.

On Friday, July 3, members of the Newtown Quaker Meeting community joined others in downtown Newtown from 5 to 6 p.m. for their continuing silent vigil for racial justice, held every two weeks along both sides of State Street.

Participants met at the Quaker Meetinghouse at 219 Court St. at 4:30 p.m. and walked to the corner of State and Center where they were met with other like-minded individuals from the Newtown community.

The group plans to gather every other Friday at the same time and location to continue their call for justice for all.

The next meeting date will be July 17, and they invite all others in the Newtown community to join them.