William C. Rodgers Candlelight Vigil
Friday, December 21st @ 5:45 p.m.
Tranquilty Park in Downtown Houston
(400 Rusk Street, between City Hall & U.S. Courthouse Bldg.)
We will gather at the corner of Smith & Walker.
Candlelight vigil to remember fellow environmental, animal, and social justice activist and political prisoner William C. Rodgers who died on December 21, 2005. He was a casualty of the “green scare.”
He committed suicide in jail, citing the following reason:
“To my friends and supporters to help them make sense of all these events that have happened so quickly: Certain human cultures have been waging war against the Earth for millennia. I chose to fight on the side of bears, mountain lions, skunks, bats, saguaros, cliff rose and all things wild. I am just the …most recent casualty in that war. But tonight I have made a jail break—I am returning home, to the Earth, to the place of my origins. Bill, 12/21/05 (the winter solstice.)”
This event is part of an international day for remembrance of William aka Avalon. It’s also a celebration of the recent release of political prisoner Daniel McGowan on December 11th. https://www.facebook.com/events/474919319218458/
Candles provided. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own (no glass containers, however)!