Tealight candles on a black background for the Brothers and Sisters Vigil
Special Event

Brothers and Sisters Vigil

Say Their Names
February 23

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Special Event season. This is an archived view.

Dartmouth students pay their respects to Ahmaud Arbery on the one-year anniversary of his murder.

20/21 Special Event

This special event is open to the Dartmouth community.
A recording for public viewing will be posted at a later date, please check back for the link.

The entire Dartmouth community is welcome to participate in a candlelit vigil with open comments of love, hope and reflection within the Zoom chat while a group of 25 students pay their respects in person outside the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the in-person group has been pre-selected. We encourage others to join us via Zoom at the link below.

The vigil will feature a moment of silence, an open discussion amongst students in person, a live comment section via Zoom and a musical piece performed by violinist and Roth Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth Daniel Bernard Roumain. Virtual participants will be encouraged to pay respects to all Black people who have suffered from all forms of racism and systematic oppression. Together we will honor Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and many others. Dartmouth students will encourage our community to remember what happened to Ahmaud and the rest of our Brothers and Sisters, to remember the importance of playing an active role in the fight against racism and oppression and to keep saying their names forever. 

Co-sponsored by Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Tucker Center for Spiritual and Ethical Life and the Office of Pluralism and Leadership.

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