Participate in Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance name reading!

Friday, May 2 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. There will be a ceremony on Thursday evening, and there will also be a 24-hour name reading outside of Usdan from 6 pm on Thursday, May 1st to 6 pm on Friday, May 2nd. This name reading is an international tradition that Wesleyan has adopted in recent years. This is an attempt to remember the 12 million victims of the Holocaust; this is 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 6 pm(thursday, may 1) to midnight (friday, may 2) outside of the Usdan Center (or inside if it rains). Students, faculty, administrators, people who are members of groups targeted during the Holocaust (Jews, members of the queer community, individuals of color, Gypsies, and tragically, so many more), and anybody and everybody else -everyone is welcome to read.

Look at the spreadsheet at to see what times we still need people to read, and then e-mail with when you’d like to read. Feel free to sign up with a friend!

E-mail me at with any questions!

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