A Gathering for Unity

PLEASE JOIN US TO REFLECT, ENGAGE, HONOR AND GRIEVE
What: Community-wide Unity Gathering and Tree-Planting
When: Wednesday, October 31, noon
Where: Francis Field gates – West end of Simon Hall

The hate-fueled attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania left 11 people dead simply because of their religion. Last week, two African-Americans in Louisville, Kentucky were murdered simply because of their race. These and other painful recent events have left us questioning how incidents this horrific could happen in our country. It is a terribly sad reality that prejudice, anti-Semitism, and intolerance are rampant and crimes of hate are on the rise. Here, in our own community, we stand firmly against this kind of bigotry. We invite you to join us on Wednesday to affirm our commitment to creating an environment where everyone feels safe, welcomed and included, regardless of their faith traditions, racial identity or gender identity.

In partnership with Chabad, WashU Hillel and the Interfaith Campus Ministries Association, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion invites you to a community-wide Unity Gathering and Tree Planting where we will stand against hate and offer reflections on the value of life, collective care and human dignity. While we are gathered, participants will have an opportunity to sign planters that will be placed on the Danforth and Medical Campuses next spring to serve as another permanent statement about the university’s resolve.

Finally, a reminder that we are here for you. Please reach out if you need assistance. The CDI is open daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Additional resources for support and community are shared below.
We are deeply committed to each and every one of you.

Sincerely,
Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Chabad on Campus
Interfaith Campus Ministries
WashU Hillel