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Breaking News: Vigil for Peace gets postponed

Jaylen Carr – Editor-in-Chief

On the morning of Oct. 18, the university community was informed that the Vigil for Peace and Non-violence was to be postponed.  

“Many of our students did not feel like this was the time to have a vigil at this moment because of the increased emotions they were seeing from students,” Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Diane Ariza said.  

The Interfaith Center, SCSU Hillel, the Muslim Student Association, the Multicultural Council, the Student Government Association, and the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion sponsored the program. 

“As we were meeting together, and I was listening to the different voices at the table, as we were planning the vigil, this was going to be a go,” Ariza said. “There was sentiment primarily from the students that we need to postpone; that this was not the time to do it at this moment.” 

Led by the Interfaith office, the purpose of the vigil was to reflect on what is happening in Israel.  

Ariza said, “The vigil was being planned by the students for the community. I felt it would’ve been irresponsible to do a vigil at this time when the students were not ready to do that.” 

In the coming weeks, Ariza will discuss with the students’ organizations when the vigil will happen. 

“The Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Interfaith Center are working intentionally to plan the event and more information forthcoming,” Ariza said.  

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