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Candlelight Vigil for Charleston Shooting Victims

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapel's Pond & Harlan Chapel, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA
Event Description: 

The Brandeis community will be honoring and remembering the nine lives lost last week in the shootings at the AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina with a candlelight vigil at Chapel's Pond on Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m.

The vigil will include poems and speeches delivered by Brandeis students and faculty followed by a candle lighting and a reading of the names of the Charleston victims.

At 6:30 p.m., an open forum will be held in Harlan Chapel to discuss the shootings and the Charleston Syllabus, a project initiated by Brandeis Professor Chad Williams that aims to facilitate an informed discussion through a crowdsourced list of books and films that offer context for the shootings. Erica Barnett '17 will moderate the forum.

The vigil and forum are both free and open to the public.

Event Sponsors: Brandeis Summer School, the Department for African and Afro-American Studies, Brandeis Student Events, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the Department of Public Safety, the Division of Student Life and Success, and the Brandeis Black Student Organization.