With hope in their hearts and signs in their hands, an estimated 50 members of Fairfield’s faith community joined Saturday for a prayer walk slated to shed light on racial inequality and injustice.
The marchers, of all ages and ethnicities and faith, set out from Allan Witt Park and strolled the sidewalks straight up West Texas Street toward the Old Solano County Courthouse, with Fairfield police escorts ensuring their safety.
After weeks of unrest following the deaths of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky and George Floyd in Minnesota, there was a need for another way to voice anger and hurt, advised Dr.William L. Harris IV, pastor of Praise Covenant Church in Fairfield.
Youth members, particularly, reached out to him for direction, he said, and the prayer walk was born.
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