Vigil Message: Together We Are Stronger Than Hate | WGLT

Vigil Message: Together We Are Stronger Than Hate

Nov 2, 2018

The Bloomington-Normal and Illinois State University communities gathered Thursday evening to mourn and rededicate themselves to good in the wake of the temple shootings in Pittsburgh.

More than 200 people at a vigil in Schroeder Hall heard the words of the Jewish scholar Maimonides that one should constantly imagine the world stands equally balanced between good and evil and that one's very next action will be the one to tip the scale towards good. 

In this audio montage from the vigil you can hear the message "together we are stronger than hate.”

Among the people who spoke are: ISU junior Ari Cohen; Shelly Siegel, a grandchild of a holocaust survivor; Illinois State University Police Chief Aaron Woodruff; ISU Student Body President Mike Rubio; Rachel Telsner from Chabad; ISU Vice President for Student Affairs Levester Johnson; Sri Chandar of the Hindu community of Bloomington-Normal; and Jessica Rubinstein and Lizzie Hart reading the names of those who died in the shootings.

You heard the voices of ISU and Bloomington-Normal at a vigil for those murdered by an anti-semite in Pittsburgh. GLT's Charlie Schlenker produced the montage.

WGLT depends on financial support from users to bring you stories and interviews like this one. As someone who values experienced, knowledgeable, and award-winning journalists covering meaningful stories in central Illinois, please consider making a contribution.