7:00 am Ben’s Bells Distribution
Description: Hundreds of Ben’s Bells will be randomly distributed throughout Tucson in memory of those we lost on January 8th, 2011 and in gratitude for our beautifully supportive community.
Location:Ben’s Bells Main Gate, 816 E. University Blvd.
8am-5:pm Tohono Chul Park Complimentary Admission Day
Description:In remembrance of January 8th, Tohono Chul Park will open its gates free of charge to offer the community a place of quite reflection.
Location:Tohono Chul Park – 7366 N. Paseo del Norte
10am-5pm A Day of Kindness at the Children’s Museum Tucson
Description: Join Ben’s Bells at the Children’s Museum Tucson For a Day of Kindness. Ben’s Bells invites families to gather to sign the Kindness Contract, to paint Kindness Coins and to hang Kindness Wishes in the trees at the Museum. The Museum will serve as a gathering point for families to celebrate the kindness in our community.
Location: Children’s Museum Tucson
Contact: 520-792-9985 (Children’s Museum), 520-628-2829 (Ben’s Bells)
10:11am Community-wide Ringing of Bells
Description: On January 8, 2012 at 10:11am, we are asking the entire community to ring a bell in memory of those lost and injured. Please join your friends, neighbors and our community in honoring the victims and survivors of that heartbreaking morning by ringing a bell at 10:11 am.
10:15 am Remembering January 8, 2011: Hurting, Healing, Hoping
Description: January 8, 2012, marks the first anniversary of the Tucson tragedy where six people died and thirteen were injured. Join the Rev. Dr. John Kitagawa, at 10:15 a.m., remembering and reflecting on our memories of that day and the year that has followed. In this session, we remember those lost and injured and share reflections of the time since the tragedy. All are welcome to join in this community conversation in the Murphey Gallery at St. Philip’s and at the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. worship services which will also honor the tragedy of January 8, 2011.
Location: St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
10:45- noon Journey from Mental Illness to Mental Health
St. Francis in the Foothills is offering a class that is open to the public discussing the journey from mental Illness to mental health. Members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be presenting information to enlarge community mental health awareness and promote civil engagement.
Location: St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Rd (River west of Swan), Tucson, Arizona
Contact: Diane Wilson at email@example.com
1:00pm “We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe” Interfaith Service
Description: All faith communities in Tucson are invited to join in commemoration of both the tragedy and the triumph of Jan. 8, 2011. The service will consist of prayer, music, reflections, dance and the participation of those attending. The service will include Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Baha’i and Sikh traditions of prayer.
Location: St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona
3:00pm Reflections: Honoring the lives of January 8 shooting victims
On January 8 from 3:00 pm until 4:30 pm the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding is sponsoring REFLECTIONS: Honoring the lives of the January 8 shooting victims. The event will be held at UA Centennial Hall.
A series of speakers will reflect on the lives of the 6 people who died on January 8, the survivors and the citizen heroes who came to their aid following the shootings at the Safeway.
Senator Mark Udall (for Congresswoman Giffords) Senator Udall represents Colorado in the U.S. Senate. He was born and raised in Tucson and is the son of Congressman Morris Udall.
Pat Maisch (for the survivors and citizen heroes) Pat was at the January 8 Congress on Your Corner event. She grabbed the gun clip as the shooter prepared to reload and, in doing so, saved lives and further injuries.
Judge Raner Collins (for Chief Judge John Roll) Judge Collins is a member of the Arizona District Federal Court and served with Chief Judge Roll
Dr. Lattie Coor (for Gabe Zimmerman) Dr. Coor is the former President of ASU and current Chairman/CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona. This Center has created the annual Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards
Rev. Dr. Andrew Ross (for Phyllis Schneck) Dr. Ross is the pastor at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Tucson. Phyllis Schneck was a member of this church.
Serenity Hammrich and Jamie Stone (for Christina Taylor-Green) They were Christina’s best friends in school.
Ron Barber (for Dorwan Stoddard) Ron is Congresswoman Giffords’ District Director. He and his family founded the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding in the wake of the shootings.
Brandon Nelson (for Dorothy Morris) Brandon is Dorothy and George Morris’ oldest grandson.
This will be a poignant remembrance of the people who died that day and those who survived. Each of them have led lives that can teach us about community involvement, love of family and commitment to issues and activities that matter.
Tickets are free and may be picked up at the UA Centennial Hall box office, The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2250 E. Broadway and Pima Council on Aging 8467 E. Broadway.
6:30pm Remembering January 8th Candlelight Vigil
The tragic shootings occurring on January 8, 2011 shocked our community, our state and our nation. Our community responded by coming together and providing support, strength and compassion. The Remembering January 8th Candlelight Vigil will honor the victims and survivors of that heartbreaking day.
Community members are encouraged to attend and show their support for the families of victims and the survivors. Those attending are asked not to bring candles. Glowsticks will be provided at the vigil to all those in attendance.
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will perform and confirmed speakers include:
Honorable Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor, City of Tucson
Dr. Peter, Rhee, Chief, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, The University of Arizona Medical Center
Mark Kelly, Captain, USN (Retired) Spouse, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
The emcee for the evening will be Ron Barber, survivor and founder of the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding.
Location: University of Arizona Mall
For more information contact Daniel J. Benavidez at (520) 331-4989.
6:30 pm Shining the Light of Hope and Peace
Description: The entire Tucson community is invited to attend a special evening service of songs, prayer and healing.
Location: Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 East Fort Lowell Road, Tucson, Arizona
Contact: 520-327-7121, ext. 229