Many many events are scheduled today by an amazing partnership of Southern Arizona groups, to “commemorate, celebrate and commit” to moving beyond that mass shooting on January 8, 2011. The earliest event start at 7:15 a.m. and some last till 6 p.m. tonight.
Here is again the BEYOND website for a long list of events today (click here), all over Southern Arizona.
The Main Event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Reid Park (22nd and Country Club area):
•Run/walk the BEYOND Outdoor Experience Activity Course.
•Take a class from Zumba, Yoga Oasis, The Uncarved Block (Tai-Chi)
•Try Pima County’s Bicycle Obstacle Course
“There will be creative opportunities with Bens Bells, Beads of Courage, Story Odyssey, Stories that Soar, Arts and Crafts and more! Tucson High Jovert Steel Drum Band will be performing as well. And you won’t want to miss Beyonce’s “Move Your Body” Flash Workout at 11am at Demeester Outdoor Performance Center.”
BEYOND is a community-wide event to commemorate the anniversary of January 8th, celebrate the spirit of togetherness we felt in the days and months afterward, and re-commit ourselves to working together to build a stronger community every day.
After that horrendous and shocking shooting in our community, there was an outpouring of love & support at the 3 memorials, many dedications to the six deceased victims over the months, many public forums & lectures, even a photography book “Together We Thrive” (click here for that blog on its release day).
Today let us remember January 8th — a day early before tomorrow’s 1st year anniversary and “Remembering January 8th” events (click here).
And if you decide to stay at home tomorrow, at 6 p.m. turn on KUAT Channel 6 to watch the very moving “Together We Heal” PBS one hour documentary of that tragic day (click here).
UPDATES: My notes in the comment section below about the events I attended today for BEYOND.