Two women hug at community gathering

On the afternoon of Nov. 1, nearly 100 university community members came together to honor the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and to show solidarity against hate and prejudice.

“Our shared humanity is stronger than the forces of evil that seek to destroy it.” – CU Denver Chancellor Dorothy Horrell

A tri-institutional gathering of the Auraria Campus community, the event took place at the Emmanuel Gallery and was organized by the Student Affairs/Development and Inclusion and Diversity offices at CU Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and Community College of Denver.

“On behalf of the University of Colorado Denver, I extend my heartfelt condolences to all who have been affected by these senseless acts of violence,” said CU Denver Chancellor Dorothy Horrell in a message to students, faculty and staff. “We join all members of the CU Denver community in the resolve to demonstrate by our actions toward each other, the lessons we teach and learn in our classrooms, and the scholarly work we do in our community and beyond that our shared humanity is stronger than the forces of evil that seek to destroy it.”

Crowd gathers in Emmanuel Gallery
Community members from CU Denver, MSU Denver and CCD come together to honor the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Students mingle at community gathering
University community members support one another in the wake of the attack at the synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Speaker addresses crowd in Emmanuel Gallery
Auraria Campus community members come together in the Emmanuel Gallery to show solidarity against hate and prejudice.
Writing on whiteboards at community gathering
At a tri-institutional gathering, students, faculty and staff share ideas for healing.
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