Culver City resident Johna Miller organized a gathering to remember, mourn & honor the artists who died in the attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells briefly addressed the crowd at the plaza on Jan 8, 2014 at 6 pm.
“I’m thankful to her for bringing us together to voice our solidarity with the French, and with journalists, cartoonists, and police officers worldwide.
“My children were born in Paris, my French husband grew up reading Charlie Hebdo. It was devastating for us to see this horrendous attack in the city where we lived for many years, on well-known cartoonists and journalists who were massacred simply for expressing free speech and independent journalism.
Joining together at the Downtown Plaza gave us a chance to share our pain, to process our grief, and to show our resolve that we are not afraid of free expression. Culver City stands with Paris.”
– Photo credit Karim Sahli