Oberlin Remembers Hate Crime Victims

Students gathered in Peters Hall last Friday to honor those targeted by recent racist, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic attacks, including the shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue and Kroger grocery store, among other events. Rabbi Shlomo Elkan (center) spoke on the events and their impact. Students, including event organizers and College juniors Ezra Andres-Tysch and Leo Hochberg, hold candles to the left and right of Elkan. Event organizers not featured are College seniors Imke Hart, Chloe Falkenheim, and Roman Broszkowski, sophomore Caleb Knapp, junior Susannah Brodnitz, and first-year Phoebe M. A primary goal for the organizers was to spread a message of intersectionality, sending support to all marginalized people affected by violence and hate. Other speakers included community members, faculty, and President Carmen Ambar.