Remembrance Trees & Remembering Together
Many thanks to those who joined us in solidarity to honor those loved ones who have passed and those who are struggling near and far due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to those who remembered with us that families and individuals in our community are not alone. We are deeply connected and in this together.
Community memorials, Remembrance Trees, were assembled outside each HCLS library branch as a testament to remembrance, connection and hope. Members of the community were encouraged to write a message on ribbon or fabric using the themes of remembrance, connection and hope and hang that message on one of the Remembrance Trees at each HCLS branch.
Remembering Together December 21
Thanks to all who joined us for Remembering Together on the evening of December 21. The community came together on the longest night of a challenging year to honor those who have passed and those who are struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our hope was to help us remember and feel our deep connection to each other and offers some healing to those who need it.
The event included music, reflections and featured:
- Tonya Aikens, Howard County Library System
- Howard County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball
- Makenna Burns, Columbia Community Care
- Sarbari Gangopadhyay, Aradhana School of Music
- Gabriel Hightower, Howard Progressive Project
- Pastor Tyrone P. Jones, IV, First Baptist Church of Guilford
- Shehlla Khan, Dar al Taqwa Islamic Center
- Mariana Medeiros, Initiative for Latin American Community Engagement
- Dr. Patricia Pugh, Howard County General Hospital
- Dr. Alvin Zhang, Kaiser Permanente
To watch the event go here
Presented in partnership with InLACE – Initiative for Latin American Community Engagement.