I almost don’t know what to say, really. I can’t believe this is our second annual RHV event (Although, I don’t know if it counts because it is totally online).
This year has been a year of tragedies: Aurora, Sandy Hook, Trayvon Martin, The Boston Bombers. It seems like every time we turn on our news there is another instance of violence to hear about. It saturates our culture. Some days it is easy to feel like the value of a life is diminishing.
I guess that is why I really find Remembering Homicide Victims to be a very important thing. Everyone of our Likers have a connection to a very palpable pain and if we can give them an opportunity to heal, an opportunity to speak for their loved ones and show what violence has done to the lives of so many people, then I think we are doing a very important thing.
For this year’s event we want to focus on the people. We want to share your stories and get people learning how violence just doesn’t effect one person. So that means a lot of today will depend on you! Share your stories, pictures, videos and let us know who you are missing. And be sure to add the hashtag #RememberThem.
Outside of that, I will be playing songs about once every hour starting at 12:10 a.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m. Throughout the day I will post memes we created, old videos, links to stories, and statuses that will give you the opportunity to join the conversation. Be forewarned though, there will be a lot of updates throughout the day – please don’t get mad if we take up space on your feeds. It’s only for today! 🙂
So, enough of me, join us at RHV’s Facebook page (click the link to get there) and become part of the Remembering Homicide Victims family.