Lantern Festival for Justice and Remembrance

An illuminated memorial for victims of anti-Asian hate and other forms of racist violence.

Please join us for AAPI Montclair's first annual Lantern Festival for Justice and Remembrance. On this night, we will be illuminating the park with hundreds of paper lanterns as a memorial to all of the souls who have died because of racial injustice, inequity, and violence. We grieve for those killed not only by COVID-related xenophobia, but by police violence, white supremacy, and systemic inequities and failures.

In addition to being a symbol of hope and light, the lantern, in many Asian cultures, is a sign of welcome to the spirits of the departed. In a year of great tragedy coupled with few opportunities to mourn or celebrate those lost, we look forward to gathering as a community for what we hope will be a beautiful and heartfelt memorial. We also plan to have live music, food trucks, and the opportunity for adults and children to write on or decorate luminaries with their own special messages.

The event is free, but if you’re able, please visit givebutter.com/lanternfest to donate or sponsor a lantern. (Due to permit regulations, we will not be able to accept donations at the event.) Any donations beyond the cost of the lanterns will be divided evenly between the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

Thank you and hope to see you there! (Rain date: May 22nd)

AAPI Montclair is a grassroots organization of over 300 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Montclair, NJ area.  We are a safe space to share experiences and help unify our voices to create action and representation for our community. We welcome all AAPIs and parents of AAPI children in the Montclair, NJ area. 

 

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Fri, May 21
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 05/21/2021 7:00pm 05/21/2021 9:00pm America/New_York Lantern Festival for Justice and Remembrance

An illuminated memorial for victims of anti-Asian hate and other forms of racist violence.

Please join us for AAPI Montclair's first annual Lantern Festival for Justice and Remembrance. On this night, we will be illuminating the park with hundreds of paper lanterns as a memorial to all of the souls who have died because of racial injustice, inequity, and violence. We grieve for those ...

Valley Road Montclair , NJ 07042

Edgemont Memorial Park

Valley Road
Montclair , NJ 07042

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