Beloved Community Peace Journey & Candlelight Vigil: Jan. 15

The Peace Journey is a community march designed to commemorate the many lives lost and sacrifices made in the work to eradicate hate and oppression.

On Sunay, Jan. 15, we are privileged to walk in peace and share in reflection on those who marched before us without the rights we now share. The Peace Journey is sponsored by the Black Cultural Society, Latina American Student Organization, Spectrum, Amnesty International, Peace and Justice, and Greek Life. We will start at 4 p.m. in front of Moseley Center (Boney Fountain).

Immediately following the Peace Journey, Elon University’s Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, LGBTQ Office, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Multicultural Center will host a Candlelight Vigil in honor of the life, service and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Please join us on the Academic Village Plaza as we light up the night with candles, share memories of his life and legacy, pray for our community and nation, and celebrate his vision for the future.

The Candlelight Vigil is an outdoor assembly and testament of triumph over acts of oppression. This event is open to students, faculty, and staff as well as the local community. We encourage all to share personal stories in song and writing. If you would like to attend this event only, please feel free to join us at 4:45pm at the Academic Village Plaza.