The College of Charleston Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program and Jewish Student Union/Hillel’s Holocaust Education Committee is pleased to invite the campus and broader Charleston community to join with the rising generation of artists, activists, thinkers, Charleston’s Mayor John Tecklenburg and allies across campus and the Lowcountry for a community-wide genocide awareness and prevention vigil and call to action.
Held in the College’s Cistern Yard (66 George Street), the event, “Together We Remember Vigil” aims to unite the Charleston campus and city across lines of division by drawing awareness to all genocides and the prevention of similarly heinous crimes against humanity. Following speeches, performances and the reading of names of genocide victims, Mayor John Tecklenburg will proclaim April 2019 as Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month in Charleston. Those participating in the vigil include CofC faculty, staff, student leaders, the Chucktown Trippintones, Black Student Union, Student Government Association and Cougar Activity Board.
Attendees will be called to recognize the past so they can take action and protect the future. Join with students and community members on Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. as they reflect on humanity at its worst and in so doing demonstrate what Charleston can be at its best.