In reaction to the horrific attacks in Paris on the journalists of Charlie Hebdo, shoppers and workers in a kosher market, and the police officers protecting them, Culver City resident Johna Miller organized a candlelight vigil in Culver City’s Town Plaza.
It gave us a chance to gather together, mourn and reflect, and show our support for the victims and their loved ones.
I was honored to say a few words and lead a moment of silence.
At Los Angeles City Hall the following Sunday, about 1,000 people came to honor the victims and to stand in solidarity for freedom of speech everywhere.
I spoke of the necessity to remain unified, and not to let this act of hatred breed a backlash of hatred: “It is by standing together and refusing to hate, that we will win.”
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