Candlelight Vigil Wednesday Remembers Tsunami Victims

Posted: January 31, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

The George Mason community is invited to participate in a candlelight vigil ceremony on Wednesday to remember the victims of the tsunami. The International Student Umbrella organization (ISU) is organizing the event.

Participants will line up at six different buildings around campus-Enterprise Hall, Fenwick Library, the Fine Arts Building, Innovation Hall, SUB I, and Science and Tech I-beginning at 5:15 p.m. Each building will represent two countries affected by the disaster, and signs will be posted on campus to mark the meeting points. Candles will be provided.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., the six lines will walk to the clock on the Johnson Center North Plaza where flag holders from each line will form a semicircle around a larger unity candle, which will be lit around 5:45 p.m.

Following the lighting of the candle, Hummira Hassani, ISU president, will provide opening remarks and request a moment of silence. There will also be a poetry reading before Sandy Hubler, vice president for university life, speaks on behalf of the Mason administration and gives closing remarks.

For more information, contact Munny Trehan at mtrehan@gmu.edu.

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