Tucson January 8th Memorial Events

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Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Announcement from The January 8th Memorial Foundation:

The January 8th Memorial Foundation is honored to present “January 8th Memorial Foundation: Together We Thrive,” which will be presented at three different branches of the Pima County Public Library from January 3rd-31, 2014. This is the first time any of these touching community-created materials will be publically seen since February 2011 and we want to remember together.

The exhibits will be installed at three libraries: Nanini, Eckstrom-Columbus and Joel D. Valdez Main. Each exhibit will have a special opening event:

■ Reception on Monday, January 6th at Joel Valdez Main Library at noon

■ Flag-raising and reception on Wednesday, January 8th at Nanini at 10:00 a.m.

■ Reception on Thursday, January 9th at Eckstrom-Columbus at 5:30 p.m.

These events are free and open to the public. The January 8th Memorial Foundation invites you to join us in this special remembrance of a tragedy which touched our community so deeply, as well as a celebration of the spirit of hope and caring so beautifully expressed in these tribute memorial items. Truly, together we thrive.

Other Community Events:

■ Monday, January 6 at 11 am
January 8th Foundation Board Press Conference
Historic Pima County Courthouse Courtyard, 115 N. Church Avenue

■ January 7 at 6 pm
Panel Discussion and Screening of Living for 32
Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

■ January 8 at 10:10 am
University of Arizona Medical Center Moment of silence/ringing of bells
University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Avenue – front lawn

■ January 8 at 7 pm
Church Service, and short presentation by Pat Maisch
St. Phillips in the Hills Episcopal Church, Music Center. (River and Campbell)

■ January 11 from 12 to 3 pm
BEYOND: Commemorate, Celebrate, Commit (Community-wide event)
Armory Park, 200 South 6th Avenue

■ January 19 from 2 to 6 pm
Concert for Civility: Family Friendly Showcase
Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street

Please visit the Foundation's website at http://www.january8memorial.com/ for more information about our projects, and the Library’s website at http://www.library.pima.gov/ for more details on exhibit locations.

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