DUNWOODY, Ga. — Dunwoody area residents joined members of the Asian-American community for a ceremony at Brook Run Park amphitheater March 23 commemorating the recent murders of eight people in Woodstock and Atlanta. Six of the dead were Asian-American women.
Madeleine Douglass, a 10th grader at Dunwoody High School, said the event had special meaning for her.
“When I was younger, there was not a lot of support that I knew of, so I thought I was just alone facing all the prejudice against Asian-Americans,” she said. “Having this community come together really lifts my spirits.”
The vigil, which included a candle lighting and several speakers, was organized by Long X. Tran, and it drew a crowd of about 40 people, including Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch.