Circle of childrenCommencing in the early blue morning hours of the first day of winter this Friday, Coloradans are invited to come together in a day-long show of support for those affected by the tragic events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week.

It is critical that we come together as a community and offer our support for the healing process…

An all-day vigil in Denver’s Civic Center Park, the event largely revolves around a 12-hour sit-in wherein members of the community are invited to participate in meditation sessions and “offer prayers, send blessings, and hold an open heart for each person affected by the tragedy.”

Organized by the yoga and wellness communities of Denver, coordinators hope to have 26 people meditating over the course of 60-minute sessions from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.–one person for each victim of the Newtown shootings. Columbine principal, Frank DeAngelis, is expected to speak at the event, as well as another Columbine survivor. A candlelight vigil will close out the event and begins at 6 p.m.

In a press release from the event planners, author and school shooting expert, Dave Cullen, said, “It is critical that we come together as a community and offer our support for the healing process, both in Connecticut and in Colorado.”

Organizers are currently accepting applications for volunteers in any form including food/beverage donation, PR, social media, and child care. Financial contributions should be directed to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund via United Way.

For more information, please visit Colorado Day of Peace. If you wish to participate as one of the meditating 26, links for registration are available on the website.

Colorado Day of Peace & Healing kicks off in Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.


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