On Thursday, April 4th you are invited to join with the rising generation of artists, activists, and thinkers, Charleston’s Mayor John Tecklenburg and allies across campus and the Lowcountry for a community-wide vigil and call to action. Held in the College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard, this gathering aims to unite our campus and city across lines of division by drawing awareness to genocide and the prevention of similarly heinous crimes against humanity.
Following speeches, performances, and the reading of names of genocide victims, Mayor John Tecklenburg will proclaim April 2019 as Genocide Awareness and Prevention month in Charleston.
Porter’s Lodge, which is the entry to our venue and to the College’s historic campus, has inscribed above it the Greek phrase meaning “Know Thyself.” CofC students embark on a journey of self-discovery at the start of their college experience. On this day, attendees will be called to remember, to take action, and to better understand themselves. Join us as we reflect on humanity at its worst and in so doing demonstrate what Charleston can be at its best.
Sponsor: Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, Jewish Student Union/Hillel