Vigil for Garissa University Students

candlesFrom Alexandria Williams ’15:

On the morning of April 2nd, 2015, several gunmen of the terrorist group Al-Shabaab, opened fire on the Garissa University campus in Eastern Kenya, murdering at least 147 people. 147 people. 143 of them university students just like you and I, whose lives were gruesomely stolen. 147 is not just a number, it is the manifestation of post-colonialism, and apathy regarding this tragedy is a symptom of racism. We refuse to let these lost lives be relegated to just another number. Please join us for a nighttime vigil to mourn and respect these stolen lives and to rectify the absence of information and the proliferation of misinformation. 147 is not just a number. All black lives matter. #weareone

Date: Thursday, April 9
Time: 9 PM
Place: Outside Olin Library

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