Community leaders will lead a vigil to commemorate the 48th anniversary of Bobby Ellis’ death. Ellis, a 9 year-old boy, died of malnutrition on Thanksgiving Eve in his Louisville home in 1969. His death sparked the Dare to Care movement. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Dare to Care’s Brian Riendeau, Interfaith Paths to Peace’s Haleh Karimi, and Louisville Urban League’s Sadiqa Reynolds will speak at gathering at the Louisville Urban League. Afterward, there will be a candle-lit walk to the site of Ellis’ home at the corner of Eddy and Hodge. There, the group will gather for a brief interfaith service led by Karimi. Afterward, the gathering will return to the Urban League for dispersal.
All are welcome, and this community event is free to attend. We do ask that attendees please register here so we can accommodate all who wish to attend.
Time & Location:
Sunday, November 19
Louisville Urban League
1535 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203