With Earth Week just around the corner, remember that pollution is not only our over-flowing landfills and rising greenhouse gases, but is also the hate that deteriorates our world. Healing the world does not just mean picking up litter and planting new trees, but doing whatever we can to stop the hate that murders people for their race, religion, gender, sexuality or any other reason…
This upcoming week is Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Traditionally, students and professors at Wesleyan participate in a 24-hour long name reading of Holocaust victims. This year, Yom HaShoah falls on the night of the 11th. We will be doing a sunset-to-sunset reading in the lobby of the Exley Science Center from Sunday 4/11 to Monday 4/12.
There will be an opening and closing Community Collective Ceremony 7-8pm Sunday 4/11 and 6-7pm Monday 4/12. This “Collective Ceremony” is a time and space for the community to contribute music, poetry, stories, and reflections.
READERS NEEDED! Please see
https://docs.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/Doc?docid=0Ae4AW0DIqAMoZGhkOHpnNDZfMmcyeDY0bmN0&hl=en ) to sign up for a time-slot between 8pm Sunday 4/11 and 6pm Monday 4/12. You can also email Evelyn Israel (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your time preference.
About Yom HaShoah: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yom_HaShoah
This event is one of efforts world-wide to never forget the 6 million and more murdered in the Holocaust. Sadly we have yet to see an end to genocide in the world. Reading the names of victims is very powerful both for the reader and the listener. I hope you will consider taking a part in this effort.
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