Vigil for Jemel Roberson

November 16, 2018 - 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Lane Tech Stadium ,2601 W Addison St, Chicago, Illinois

Contact Info: Tali Arroyo

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If you ever had the good fortune of knowing Jemel Roberson you’d remember his infectious laugh; the permanent grin from ear to ear; plus, you would have spotted his head above any crowd. Jemel was my friend, and the rest of them now are at a loss. My heart also aches deeply for his family, significant other and their child. I fully respect their privacy at this time, but I’d love to show them his Lane family has their back too.

We don’t know how to make any sense of this because we can’t, so I invite you to this vigil to know that you’re not the only ones.
Lane’s Principal Brian Tennison has our full support to host this in front of the stadium, on the Addison side. Even if you didn’t go to Lane all are welcome! Please RSVP, I’d like to do a balloon release, and would encourage anyone attending to bring balloons, a sign, a candle, etc.

I know it’s getting colder and darker earlier, but I’d love to hold this for anyone who needs the space to do so.

For anyone who doesn’t already know what happened to our friend:
https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/11/13/fatally-shot-security-guard-jemel-roberson-graduated-from-lane-tech-had-a-big-smile-and-a-bigger-heart/?fbclid=IwAR2degTSA9-wC8ilJl5DoZVSFOAI3DJSltzA7ZLKqtIJUsLv73D4xvSFYkM

GoFundMe Fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/in-loving-memory-of-jemel?fbclid=IwAR05cB0g3LzKlBb2oP5J7X2RemfjpzfEig5UHmgR-KxH4AfT46CNIrsfsU4