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Virtual Vigil Launches Black History Month


A soft glow filled campus on Feb. 3 as the Hamilton community honored the Black Lives Matter movement through a virtual vigil. The event, which kicked off Black History Month, featured ice and paper bag luminarias that were lighted and placed outside the Days-Massolo Center, the Chapel, and Sadove Student Center.

Participants were encouraged to reflect and think about their commitment to racial justice and equity by writing or drawing a reflection, word, or phrase symbolizing how they will honor Black lives. Students shared their thoughts through poetry and statements during the Zoom vigil.

Other celebrations, workshops, lectures, and co-curricular programming are planned to mark Black History Month. They were organized by a campus wide commitee that included the Black and Latinx Student Union, Yanea Thomas '22, Malik Irish '22, Ebu Ojogwu '24, Dawun Smith '22, professors Alex Manning and Celeste Day Moore, Lauren Marsh, a Burke Library support specialist, Najee Evans and Neil Butler, area directors for residential life, the Days-Massolo Center, and Paola Lopez, director of the DMC.

 See the full calendar of events.

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