Dar Williams performs at Wes, sings for Johanna

Dar Williams ’89 performed at Wesleyan last week in the Memorial Chapel during Reunion & Commencement Weekend, and dedicated a special version of her song, “My Friends”, to Johanna Justin-Jinich.

According to the Middletown Eye, the sold-out concert raised over $160,000, which will go towards a scholarship fund in Johanna’s name:

Williams, a Wesleyan grad who is celebrating her reunion year this weekend at the college, spoke about how Justin-Jinich will live on in the friends she has touched, and sang My Friends in her honor. Then she launched into, As Cool As I Am saying it was the song she though Justin-Jinich would want to hear.

Ed Thorndike, one of the owners of the Red and Black Cafe talked about “Yo” as he said Johanna Justin-Jinich was known to friends.

“I don’t want to say things that will make anyone cry,” he said from the stage. “We’ve been crying for the past two weeks.”

Thorndike thanked all those who had show support in the face of the tragedy.

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