Friday has been declared a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance. At MIT, the observances will include the following:
- 10:00 am - The Class of 2002 Council will be distributing white ribbons in Lobby 10.
- Noon - The MIT Chapel bells will toll.
- 12:30 pm - Interfaith Prayer Service in the MIT Chapel, and surrounding locations.
- 5:15 pm - Dedication of the Reflecting Wall at MIT - next to the MIT Chapel.
In response to the tragic loss of lives in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, and in the spirit of the student-initiated 'paper memorial' in Lobby 10, MIT is constructing and dedicating The Reflecting Wall at MIT, which recalls the structure of the World Trade Center. This is a specially designed temporary space where people may pause to reflect and leave messages, flowers, or other symbolic remembrances. The MIT and larger community are invited to join in prayer and reflection at a short dedication ceremony and vigil at 5:15 pm.
- All day - MIT community memorial - Lobby 10 - a paper memorial for those in our community who are lost or who have suffered in the recent tradgedy. The paper lining the walls invites passersby to record their thoughts and read the thoughts of their community.
- Immediate opportunity - Diversity and community programming -The Committee on Campus Race Relations has immediate funding available for programs or activities that enhance community understanding among the diverse ethnic and religious groups on MIT's campus. Grant applications (which will be handled immediately) are available on the CCRR grants page.
- Immediate opportunity - Fundraising for families of victims - The MIT Public Service Center staff is available to discuss fundraising plans for the families of the victims who died in Tuesday's tragedy.
Additional resources available throughout the day - MIT counseling and support.