‘We need to open our eyes’ to racial inequality, says Ridgefield group
RIDGEFIELD – As the sun set over Ballard Park, the melody of “Amazing Grace” permeated a tangible silence. About 45 people followed Ridgefield Chorale artistic director Daniela Sikora as she sang the familiar hymn, which was part of a twilight vigil last week marking the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death.
The evening was hosted by Ridgefield Allies, a community organization founded last spring following the deaths of Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbrey and others at the hands of the police. During the vigil, council members recited the names of more than 20 deceased people in the same way.