Lawson 23-Month Anniversary Vigils 

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Charmaine Lawson is hugged by supporters shortly before addressing students, faculty and the community on the HSU Quad on Friday, the 23-month anniversary of the killing of her son, David Josiah Lawson.
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Charmaine Lawson wipes her eyes shortly before addressing students, faculty and the community on the HSU Quad on Friday, the 23-month anniversary of the killing of her son, David Josiah Lawson.
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Charmaine Lawson speaks to the crowd gathered to show support for her getting justice after nearly two years after her son's killing.
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HSU Students, faculty and the community at large attended a vigil on the HSU campus for slain HSU student David Josiah Lawson.
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The gathered crowd came in to the quad to show their support for Charmaine Lawson.
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HSU Native American Studies lecturer Rain Marshall holds hands along with the crowd while Josiah Lawson's favorite song was played.
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Ariadna Zarate hugs Charmaine Lawson shortly before addressing students, faculty and the community on the HSU Quad on Friday.
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HSU Students, faculty and the community at large attended a vigil on the HSU campus for slain HSU student David Josiah Lawson.
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HSU University Police Chief Donn Peterson listens while Charmaine Lawson speaks of her son.
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Charmaine Lawson points to the sky while telling the crowd she knows her son is up in heaven watching down.
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HSU students, faculty and the community at large attended a vigil on the HSU campus for slain HSU student David Josiah Lawson.
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From left to right: HSU Alum Christina Lastra, and HSU students Tania Cubas, Vanessa Pacheco, and Rosa Campos listen as Charmaine Lawson tells the crowd that she feels broken.
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From left to right: HSU Alum Christina Lastra, and HSU students Tania Cubas, Vanessa Pacheco, and Rosa Campos listen as Charmaine Lawson tells the crowd that she feels broken.
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Charmaine Lawson bowed her head while her son's favorite song played and the crowd held hands.
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Charmaine Lawson hugs a support at the end of the vigil for her son.
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Charmaine Lawson, left, held hands with Carla Driver, a second year psychology major at HSU who is from Los Angeles.
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Carla Driver, a second year psychology major at HSU who is from Los Angeles, hugs Charmaine Lawson.
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Amy Cirincione, a HSU teacher, lights a candle on the steps of the Humboldt County Courthouse for Josiah Lawson, flanked by her sons Jordan and Aidan O'Connor.
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Arcata resident Richard Kossow applauds Charmaine Lawson as she speaks to the crowd on the steps of the Humboldt County Courthouse Friday evening. Kossow said he had been involved with the Justice for Josiah movement almost the entire two years.
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Charmaine Lawson calls on the community to continue to demand justice for her son.
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The crowd applauds Charmaine Lawson as she asks for continued support in getting justice for her son.
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Rain Marshall, who teaches Native American Studies at HSU, applauds a speaker at the Justice for Josiah vigil at the Humboldt County Courthouse.
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Mike Fennell, who Charmaine Lawson said she calls her white dad, implored the white members of the community to do all they can to help get justice for Josiah Lawson.
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Charmaine Lawson asks for all the HSU students present to join her on the courthouse steps.
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A woman raises her hands as Charmaine Lawson asks all mothers in the crowd to raise their hands.
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Charmaine Lawson calls on the community to continue to demand justice for her son.
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Octavio Acosta sang "Amor Eterno" at the rally for justice for Josiah on the steps of the Humboldt County Courthouse Friday evening.
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Leslie Rodelander holds a "Justice for Josiah" sign in front of the Humboldt County Courthouse on Friday. Rodelander works at HSU and is also the secretary of the local chapter of the NAACP.
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Erik Rydberg was involved with the first marches that took place following the killing of David Josiah Lawson. A community member who met students and friends of David "DJ' Josiah Lawson at the marches.
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A woman holds a sign proclaiming our students of color matter. At one point during the protest, a pesron yelled "white power" from a passing vehicle.
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One of Josiah Lawson's instructors, Michihiro Clark Sugata, spoke of the injustice people were feeling after the district attorney's office announced hand down indictments in the killing of Josiah Lawson.
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Humboldt State Student Janaee Sykes speaks to the crowd as Charmaine Lawson holds her hands.
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Local Pastor Bethany Nass Cseh leads the group in prayer at the end of the justice for Josiah rally at the courthouse.
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Members of the crowd interlock arms as Bethany Nass Cseh leads the group in a prayer.
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Members of the crowd interlock arms.
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Erika Andrews an HSU senior majoring in English and minoring in ethnic studies wipes a tear from her eye.
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Caroline Cox hugs Charmaine Lawson on the steps of the courthouse. Cox said she was driving by and felt she needed to be part of the event.
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Charmaine Lawson speaks to the crowd gathered to show support for her getting justice after nearly two years after her son's killing.

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