TERRE HAUTE (WTWO/WAWV) — Terre Haute South High School student run organization STAND held a vigil in memory of those who were killed from mass genocide Monday afternoon.
The vigil was held virtually through Facebook live and Zoom platforms due to COVID-19.
The goal of the vigil was to help educate people about and prevent genocide on a global level, as well as reduce hatred at the local level.
Allison Weiner, a student involved with STAND, wants the community to be informed
“First of all, educate people, who like me were oblivious and didn’t know about this,” Weiner said. “And second of all, to try to do everything we can to inspire people. To turn remembrance into action, and so we can truly implement change.”
To get involved in helping the fight against genocide, the group “Together We Remember” is hosting more virtual events through the week.