Black Lives Matter Vigil

October 17, 2020 | 10:30 AM

The Albany UU Social Responsibilities Council (SRC) and Inclusivity Team recommend a Black Lives Matter vigil in Troy:


When: Saturday, 10/17/20, 10:30-11:00 am

Where: Troy, corner of River Street at the intersection of Fulton and Third Streets

  • physical distance, masks
  • signs only, no chanting
  • all weather


The purpose is two-fold:

  1. to express that Black Lives Matter
  2. to embolden white people to act against racism


To ensure safety as much as we can, we are working under these agreements as a provisionary covenant:

  • We carry signs with the same message: “Black Lives Matter,” or “Stand Against Racism.”
  • We limit our positive responses to a thumbs-up or a wave.
  • We do not respond to any negative reactions, such as heckling.
  • The police officers at the farmers market (across the street) will be notified that there is a gathering.
  • One person, not holding a sign, will be designated to take photos of license plates of anyone who is inappropriate.
  • We all leave at the end of the vigil, and people leave together.
  • If friends join us, we advise them of the measures above.


If you can’t or don’t want to join standing, you are invited to drive by and wave or honk encouragement.