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‘March for Black Lives,’ ‘Unity Chain,’ vigils and other events set to continue honoring victims

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‘March for Black Lives,’ ‘Unity Chain,’ vigils and other events set to continue honoring victims

A screen capture of the Bridge to Peace - Unity Chain event's Facebook page.

The Holy City continues to come together to honor the nine victims who were fatally shot by a gunman at Emanuel AME church Wednesday night through several events going on around town.

What: The march will not only honor Wednesday night’s victims, but will also commemorate those lost in police shootings over the past year, including Charleston’s own Walter Scott. The group will meet at Wragg Mall, leave a flower at the memorial at Emanuel AME and then walk a mile in solidarity. The group’s organizers ask that participants wear black to represent their mourning. Check out the Facebook page that already has nearly 600 confirmed as attending for more information.

When: 6 p.m. Today

Where: Meet at Wragg Mall, 342 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

What: The Charleston Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council will hold a prayer vigil.

When: 6 p.m. Today

Where: St. Andrews Episcopal Mission Church, 2257 Ashley River Road, Charleston

What: The Church of Our Saviour on Johns Island will open its chapel for prayer for people of all faiths and denominations. There will be a special book of condolences so that people may write prayers and messages. The book will be sent to Emanuel AME Church next week.

When: Until 9 p.m. Today

Where: Church of Our Saviour, 4416 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island

What: Charleston Baha’i Community will host a vigil to seek healing through devotion and prayer.

When: 11 a.m. Sunday

Where: Louis Gregory Bahai Museum, 2 Desportes Court (off Duncan St.), downtown Charleston

What: Everyone is welcome to come to this gathering of songs, scripture reading and prayer in the park. At 11 a.m. the gathering will move to Mother Emanuel AME Church to join parishioners from other churches in prayer. Check the Facebook page for more information.

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Where: Marion Square, 329 Meeting St., Charleston

What: St. Michael’s Church and First Baptist church will bus parishioners following both the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services to Emanuel AME Church to surround the church in prayer. St. Philip’s Episcopal will also join following the 11 a.m. service. All of the groups are expected to arrive at Emanuel AME at noon and 7 p.m.

When: Noon and 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun St., Charleston

What: Greater Goodwill AME Church will host a prayer vigil to honor the nine victims.

When: 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Greater Goodwill AME Church, 2818 U.S. Highway 17, Mount Pleasant

What: All members of the community are invited to come together to create a “unity chain” on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge pedestrian walk and send a message of solidarity. The goal is to have at least 3,000 people in the chain so it may span the entire bridge and connect downtown to Mount Pleasant. People will initially meet on both sides of the bridge and are encouraged to use the hashtag #unitychaincharleston to promote the event. Visit the Facebook page to get more information.

When: 7:45 p.m. Sunday

Where: Ravenel Bridge, Mount Pleasant and downtown Charleston sides

What: On Tuesday, the Charleston local music community and the Pour House will present “Don’t Tell Me This Town Ain’t Got No Heart,” a benefit concert to raise money for Mayor Riley’s established Mother Emanuel Hope Fund. The musical lineup will include Dead 27s, The Reckoning, Sol Driven Train, Rodeo Clown, Travelin’ Kine, members of Dangermuffin, The Lowhills, Guilt Ridden Troubadour, Runaway Gin and many more. There is $10 suggested donation and all of the bar profits and tips will go directly to the fund. See the Facebook page for more information.

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, James Island

Reach Brooks Brunson at 937-5581 or @readthebrooks

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