Hospital holds kneel-in against racial injustice

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Members of the public, county government, and MVCS show their support.

Employees of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center kneel for 9 minutes of silence in solidarity with protesters against racial injustice.

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Thaddeus Thompson, Administrative Director at MVH, middle, leads a 9-minute Kneel-In with employees of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in solidarity with protesters against racial injustice.

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Dr. Jasmine Gear, Hospital Dentist, kneels for 9 minutes of silence at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in solidarity with protesters against racial injustice.

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Employees of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center kneel for 9 minutes of silence in solidarity with protesters against racial injustice.

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Leelyn Taylor Thompson, daughter of Thaddeus Thompson, Administrative Director at MVH at the Kneel-In against racial injustice at the Marthas Vineyard Hospital.

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"Signs of Solidarity"

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Island organizations hold Fourth of July silent witness for peace.

Willa Martinez, Sumner Putnam and Amelia Martinez held homemade signs in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Eugene Jemison, 

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Dozens of people gathered at Cannonball Park for a silent meeting for peace and justice.

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Attendees of the Silent Witness for Peace and Justice held signs as a parade of cars boasting American Flags drove by.

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Sarah Nevin of the Martha's Vineyard Peace Council organized the event with her husband Bruce Nevin and Kathy Laskowski from Indivisible M.V. The event is usually part of the Edgartown Independence Day Parade, which was cancelled due to COVID-19.

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"Counter-protestor" Micki Miles holds a Patriotic sign at the Silent Witness for Peace and Justice.

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Juneteenth March Attracts Hundreds

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Island marches for justice and equality for all. 

Graysen Kirk leads the Racial Justice March for Equality along Beach Road. (Cover of The Martha's Vineyard Times, June 25 2020)

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Families marching along Beach Road.

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Marthas Vineyard Hospital CEO Denise Schepici and medical staff showed support for the march as people passed by the hospital.

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Eugene Jemison

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Activist and educator Caroline Hunter encouraged attendees to vote and follow our youth if we hope to dismantle systemic racism.

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