The Berkeley vigil will be held to remember the victims and families of the Newtown, CT, massacre. Photo: Jeremy Pollack/Creative Commons

There will be a candlelight vigil in Cedar Rose Park in Berkeley this evening to remember the families of those murdered yesterday in Newtown, CT.

The vigil is being organized by Suzanne Teran and Sheela Jivan. “We were moved by a message from a MoveOn member to hold vigils around the country at 5:00 p.m. tonight,” said Teran.

Here are the details:

Candlelight Vigil Remembering Connecticut families

Cedar Rose Park: Saturday 15 Dec., 5:00-5:30pm, 1300 Rose Street, Berkeley.

Join us tonight at Cedar Rose Park — we are shaken by what happened yesterday and this is an opportunity to join together as a community, remember the families impacted in Connecticut and show our elected officials that we want meaningful change to prevent gun violence. Please bring candles and signs, if you’d like to make them.

You can sign up if you are going to attend the vigil at

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