Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day!)

Sunday, April 15 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. It has become a Wesleyan tradition to hold a name-reading ceremony for the 24-hour period of the day to remember the 12 million victims of the Holocaust, an attempt to start to remember the weight of each individual’s life and the tragedy of hir death.

It would be awesome if you would volunteer to read names for a half-hour time slot sometime from midnight (saturday night) to midnight (sunday night) outside of Olin Library. I did it last year as a favor to a friend, and wound up finding the experience surprisingly meaningful, and now am trying to coordinate people to read for this year. Students, faculty, administrators, people who are members of groups targeted during the Holocaust (Jews, members of the queer community, individuals of color, Gypsies, and unfortunately, so many more), and anybody and everybody else – everyone is welcome to read.

Look at the spreadsheet here to see what times we still need people to read, and then contact mjweiss@wes with what time you’d like to read. Feel free to sign up with a friend!