MENDOCINO Co., 10/4/18 -- Yesterday evening a group of local women met at the old Civic Center Fountain to hold a vigil opposing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Local freelance photographer Josh Bowers created this gallery and one of the organizers, Alicia Bales, provided the following statement:
On Wednesday, October 3rd, Ukiah joined a nationwide call for by Moveon.org for vigils to stop Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. About 20 of us gathered at sundown in front of the Ukiah City Hall, forming a circle around the old Civic Center Fountain with lanterns and lights. As night fell, several women sang songs and offered thoughts of concern and solidarity for survivors of sexual abuse and assault. While the mood was quiet, as we shared stories and news it became clear that many of us were also outraged, and we wanted to make noise. One woman described a traditional form of resistance by women in Europe, pounding on pots and pans while marching through town. A plan was made for Ukiah women to call for a noisy march if and when Kavanaugh gets confirmed, to gather at the County Courthouse on State Street at 5pm on the day of the Senate vote and take to the streets.