Since September, 2005, we have stood at our corner in front of the Colorado Mills Mall in Lakewood, Colorado, bearing witness to peace. During that time, we have watched many changes in the reactions of those who pass by; from times of heightened anger to times of an apparent overall support for peace. Most of the time now, people are either very supportive of our message or they display no reaction at all.
The reactions of those in car and on foot are not what motivate me to stand. I stand because I like myself better for it. I stand as a billboard in order to remind myself and others of what can be, a counter-action to all of the messages of fear and aggression that are prevalent in our U.S. way of life. I stand in vigil because standing has changed me and it continues to change me. I have become a more peaceful person over the years as I have stood in silence on our corner.
If you live in the Denver area – or if you’re passing through – you are welcome to join us as we stand on Saturdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in front of the Colorado Mills Mall on West Colfax in Lakewood.
~ Carol Barrow
Time and place: Every Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 at the corner of West Colfax Avenue and the Denver West Retail Entrance in Lakewood, Colorado.
About: Women In Black Lakewood Colorado