Tonight, following the first day of classes, Wake Forest University students, faculty and staff will gather for a candlelight vigil to acknowledge and reflect on the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va.
The vigil will take place from 8-9 p.m. on Manchester Plaza.
Student Government, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of the Chaplain helped organize the event.
The vigil is intended to be for members of the Wake Forest campus community and is not open to the general public. Media are invited to attend.
“The start of the academic year is the ideal time to underscore our continuing and unwavering commitment to a diverse and inclusive campus community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect,” said Adam Goldstein, Dean of Students and Associate Vice President of Campus Life.
“Demonstrating our values from day one is an important part of making sure all our students know that they belong here at Wake Forest.”