UNITED TO REMEMBER: A day to speak the names, reflect and remember the earthly voices silenced by violence.
Violence and tragic loss are connecting and reconnecting us as a global and national community each and every day. The frequency of this horrific violence runs the risk of numbing us despite its deep tragedy.
As a way to reaffirm our global respect and appreciation of life and the human spirit, Project1VOICE is calling on our fellow global citizens from all backgrounds to join us for United to Remember.
This one-day event of healing, remembrance and reflection will take place in houses of worship, museums, theaters, colleges, universities, libraries—wherever people gather—around the world on September 15, 2016. We will join to simply speak names of loved ones lost–acknowledging their presence on earth–and to consider what they might have become had they lived.
The date, September 15, is significant because it is the precise date—in 1963—that the four girls—Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley—were murdered by an act of domestic terrorism in a church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.
Call to Action
- Organize a vigil in your area in a location where people gather
- Attend a local vigil—bring photos and signs with names of people to remember
- Repost the events found on the Facebook and other social media platforms and encourage other within your network to attend and participate
- Use social media platforms to post the names and faces of people lost due to violence using the hashtags: #u2remember #project1voice #inhonor
In addition, Project1VOICE NYC will present staged readings of ZOOMAN and the SIGN by Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Fuller on Monday, September 19, 2016. The play focuses on a death of a 12-year-old girl due to violence and the family’s attempts for justice. The play will be used as a resource to further the conversation about loss due to violence.
For information contact Jessica Danforth-Pulitzer at email@example.com.Download Press Release