Catholic peace leader Jim Douglass once told me: “Location is vocation.”
The above photo was taken last Thursday night in Columbia Heights at the Fountain (across from the Sojourners offices and about 5 blocks from my house). Sojourners intern Ben Sutter, myself, and Sojourners intern Becca Kraybill are holding our hands up — with about 200 others — for the now emblematic chant: “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!”
Through social media the community was asked to gather in support of the people of Ferguson and to send a clear message that we are fed up with police violence. When you don’t know what else to do, show up.
Read: Will Ferguson Be a Moment or a Movement? by Fred Harris