AUP students hold vigil in Combes

November 20, 2015

Last night, the AUP community came together to attend a moving vigil in the Combes building in honor of the victims who lost their lives in the recent terror attacks in Paris.

Organized by student leaders, the vigil provided a moment of quiet reflection for faculty, students and staff who came to share a moment of collective remembrance.

Students assembled a wonderful community mural of poetry, images, and drawings. There was the opportunity to light a candle, to take a moment to read moving cameos of each person lost in the attacks and to discuss quietly amongst friends and colleagues.

The community then took a moment to stand together in silent meditation for the second time this week as we reflected on the atrocities in Paris and across the globe and how we can move forwards as a community.

The vigil was our collective chance to mourn our losses together as the diverse, pluralistic, open community that we are, one that includes under its wings and in its classrooms all religions, ethnicities, cultures, nationalities, and languages.

Vigil at AUP