The Morongo Basin Stands With Charlottesville

“It’s pretty unbelievable that we have to keep reliving history.  It’s sad, but now it’s our time to stand up.”  For Julian Jose Tedtaotao, of Twentynine Palms, and more than 100 other people, taking a stand on Sunday meant gathering on the corner of Twentynine Palms Highway and Park Boulevard to show solidarity with opponents of white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia, and across America. – Hi-Desert Star

If you joined us in Joshua Tree the evening of August 13 for the Indivisible Morongo Basin Vigil for Charlottesville, you know that it was an incredible, inspiring time shared with over 100 warm and spirited people, gathering on short notice to mourn the tragic and shocking losses that occurred in Charlottesville that weekend.

As the sun went down the mood was positive and determined, and as the sky darkened scores of tiny candles sparked to life.  Many new faces were seen, as people throughout the Basin found their way to an event where they could express their outrage, their sadness, and their solidarity.

The Hi-Desert Star was there, interviewing attendees, and did an excellent write-up on the front page of the Thursday August 17 edition.  Be sure to pick up a copy!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to make the vigil such a meaningful action.

Photos thanks to Abrir Cerrado.