Peabody College to host vigil Sept. 6

The Wyatt Center at Peabody College (Vanderbilt University)

Peabody College will host a vigil beginning at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, with the theme of “celebrating our shared humanity.” All members of the Vanderbilt community are invited to attend.

Recent events on college campuses and in cities across the nation have highlighted a rise in racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance and hatred. Vanderbilt is an institution where ideals of equality, inclusion, pluralism, free speech and nonviolence are honored and celebrated.

Peabody College Dean Camilla Benbow will host the event, which will feature students, faculty, staff and alumni seeking to offer light instead of darkness, reason instead of ignorance, civility instead of rancor, and love instead of hate.

All who wish to participate are welcome to meet on Magnolia Lawn near Edgehill Avenue and march up the Peabody esplanade to the front of the Wyatt Center, where the brief program will take place.

Contact: Monique Robinson-Nichols, (615) 343-6947