Public Candlelight Vigil to Honor Life of Mandela Saturday, Dec. 7 at Seattle Center

Please join us this Saturday to honor President Nelson Mandela. From Associate Professor Amy Hagopian and the Washington Global Health Alliance: “Now That He Is Safely Dead” Now that he is safely dead let us praise him, build monuments to his glory, sing hosannas to his name. Dead men make such convenient heroes. They cannot rise to challenge the images we would fashion from their lives. And besides, it is easier to build monuments than to make a better world. – Carl Wendell Hines (he was writing about Malcolm X) Saturday at Seattle Center will be the big public gathering to mourn the passing of Nelson Mandela in Seattle. There will be no opportunity for speaking provided. Still, it’s important to acknowledge the force that was Nelson Mandela. Let us just remember his revolutionary spirit, and the courage it took to stand for all he did. Public Candlelight Vigil to Honor Life of Mandela Saturday, Dec. 7 at Seattle Center With the sad news of Nelson Mandela’s death, the Washington Global Health Alliance and Seattle Center are partnering for a public memorial to honor his life. Please join us for a candlelight vigil in honor of President Nelson Mandela at the International Fountain at Seattle Center Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. About the Washington Global Health Alliance WGHA invites and activates every sector in our region to advance global health equity through advocacy, promoting and engaging Washington’s global health sector and building innovative partnerships between traditional and unexpected organizations to increase global health impact. Kristen Eddings Washington Global Health Alliance Amy Hagopian, PhD Associate Professor Director, Community Oriented Public Health Practice University of Washington School of Public Health Box 357660, Seattle WA 98195-7660 Office: 206.616.4989 | Health Sciences H-688 Cell: 206.551.5313

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