Photo courtesy TTUHSC El Paso
As the one-month anniversary of George Floyd‘s senseless death in Minneapolis approaches, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso students invite the El Paso community to join in a student-led candlelight vigil to be held this week.
The vigil, scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25, will be held in remembrance of those who’ve been killed as a result of racism, police brutality and social injustice.
“Our TTUHSC El Paso students are working to keep the momentum of this historic movement going and not allow its energy to fade.,” organizers shared via an emailed news release.
“We support the efforts of our future health care professionals who believe that we must continue finding ways to shine a light on progress toward genuine equality and systemic change.”
According to organizers, all members of our El Paso community – including our partner hospitals, and students from the University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College – to gather with them at the center of the campus for an evening of “reflection, remembrance and resolve to change the future.”
The program includes a candlelit moment of silence, keynote speaker and musical guest; and attendees are expected to wear face masks and practice social distancing.
WHO: TTUHSC El Paso Student Government Association
WHAT: Candlelight vigil in remembrance of those killed as a result of social injustice
WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25
WHERE: TTUHSC El Paso campus, Medical Education Building (MEB) lawn, 5001 El Paso Drive