JJJ Memorial Wristbands to Benefit the Kibera School for Girls

From Peter Hull ’10:

Over the next few weeks, teal livestrong-style wristbands will be sold around the Wesleyan campus for $2 apiece. Debossed with a quote and initials in memory of Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10, these bracelets will unite the greater Wesleyan community on the eve of the one-year anniversary of a campus tragedy. All proceeds will benefit the Johanna Justin-Jinich Memorial Clinic of Kibera.

Join this event to be updated on the days and times these wristbands will be sold. We’re still waiting on the final shipment but will let all those listed as “attending” know as soon as they arrive!

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30 thoughts on “JJJ Memorial Wristbands to Benefit the Kibera School for Girls

  1. Peter

    @13

    If someone wants a bracelet and is unwilling to pay the $2 I see no reason why they can’t have it for free (assuming we have enough, which we eventually will)

    Bottom line: the primary point of this is not to raise money, but there is an opportunity to give a substantial amount of money to a good cause with little marginal effort on your part, so…

  2. Peter

    @13

    If someone wants a bracelet and is unwilling to pay the $2 I see no reason why they can’t have it for free (assuming we have enough, which we eventually will)

    Bottom line: the primary point of this is not to raise money, but there is an opportunity to give a substantial amount of money to a good cause with little marginal effort on your part, so…

  3. anon

    Then why make them cost anything? Why not make it a suggested donation for the (very worthwhile) cause? If people want to stand in solidarity or show their respect/shared sense of community, it shouldn’t depend on whether they remembered to bring their wallets with them.

  4. anon

    Then why make them cost anything? Why not make it a suggested donation for the (very worthwhile) cause? If people want to stand in solidarity or show their respect/shared sense of community, it shouldn’t depend on whether they remembered to bring their wallets with them.

  5. anon

    The wristbands are not about making money – that’s not the important point. They’re about doing something small to help bring together the campus on a day that will undoubtedly be difficult and emotional for many people.

  6. anon

    The wristbands are not about making money – that’s not the important point. They’re about doing something small to help bring together the campus on a day that will undoubtedly be difficult and emotional for many people.

  7. anony

    like its not like they werent going to make the clinic without her? they just named it after her and are now leveraging that for money

  8. anony

    like its not like they werent going to make the clinic without her? they just named it after her and are now leveraging that for money

  9. anon

    but i feel like they are still taking advantage of people’s feelings in order to make money for an unrelated cause

  10. anon

    but i feel like they are still taking advantage of people’s feelings in order to make money for an unrelated cause

  11. anon

    Some of her closest friends are deeply involved in both projects. The clinic is in memory of her. It’s not exploitative.

  12. anon

    Some of her closest friends are deeply involved in both projects. The clinic is in memory of her. It’s not exploitative.

  13. anon

    well I don’t really know, but I got the feeling that building a memorial clinic in honor of Johanna was the idea from some of her closest friends and relatives…also, if I understand correctly, the wristband thing is mostly just to help deal with the one-year anniversary among the student body – the money is incidental

  14. anon

    well I don’t really know, but I got the feeling that building a memorial clinic in honor of Johanna was the idea from some of her closest friends and relatives…also, if I understand correctly, the wristband thing is mostly just to help deal with the one-year anniversary among the student body – the money is incidental

  15. anon

    yea i agree with number 5- this seems really exploitative- did she even know about this project

  16. anon

    yea i agree with number 5- this seems really exploitative- did she even know about this project

  17. girl 10

    i don’t understand how johanna became involved in the kibera school? can someone explain?

    i know that she was all about health and helping…it just seems her name is SO tied to this project now….I realize it is a good cause but it still seems exploitive….

    someone help me understand?

  18. girl 10

    i don’t understand how johanna became involved in the kibera school? can someone explain?

    i know that she was all about health and helping…it just seems her name is SO tied to this project now….I realize it is a good cause but it still seems exploitive….

    someone help me understand?

  19. Peter

    @j: The goal was to have these by spring fling so that students could enjoy an outdoor free concert while still bearing some sign of remembrance for Johanna. Unfortunately, the company we bought the bracelets from is being really slow in delivery and really bad in letting us know the order status so they might not be here in time. Either way we’ll still be selling them as soon asn they arrive – hopefully the message they bring will still be relevant and they can still be distributed at large spring-fling type events (graduation/Santigold concert, etc)

    @luddite: if you don’t have facebook and you still want to be notified when and where you can buy the bracelets once they arrive, email phull@wesleyan.edu with your name and email and I’ll add you to a running listserv

    -Peter

  20. Peter

    @j: The goal was to have these by spring fling so that students could enjoy an outdoor free concert while still bearing some sign of remembrance for Johanna. Unfortunately, the company we bought the bracelets from is being really slow in delivery and really bad in letting us know the order status so they might not be here in time. Either way we’ll still be selling them as soon asn they arrive – hopefully the message they bring will still be relevant and they can still be distributed at large spring-fling type events (graduation/Santigold concert, etc)

    @luddite: if you don’t have facebook and you still want to be notified when and where you can buy the bracelets once they arrive, email phull@wesleyan.edu with your name and email and I’ll add you to a running listserv

    -Peter

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