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Remembrance Day for Lost SpeciesCampus Calendar

Thursday, November 21, 2019
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Location: Multiple campus locations

Event Description: On Thurs., Nov. 21, in collaboration with the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, SUNY-ESF students will host a day-long series of campus activities in observance of Remembrance Day for Lost Species. A tradition that originated in the UK, Remembrance Day for Lost Species is “a chance each year to explore the stories of extinct and critically endangered species, cultures, lifeways, and ecological communities” (www.lostspeciesday.org).

The day will include a gallery exhibit, a storytelling circle, a ceremony, a species appreciation walk, educational sessions, games, and more (see schedule below).

The central event will be a ceremony held during College Hour (11am - 12:20pm) where we will gather as a campus community to hold space for the grief, remembrance, and healing needed to restore our relationships with each other and with our fellow beings.

For more information, contact Jess Cherofsky (jacherof@esf.edu)

Schedule to date (updates to come):

8am-2pm (except 11-2): Extinct Species Gallery / Art Installation [Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Basement]

8am-2pm: Community Braided Rug-Crafting [Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Basement] (Stay tuned for a call to donate old fabrics!)

8am-8pm: Remembrance Altar (At this reflective space, you are invited to leave a symbol of your presence, grief, appreciation, and/or intention in a shared circle - this could be an item from nature, a drawing, a piece of writing, or another gift you wish to offer) [Bray Rotunda]

11am-12:20 (College Hour): Community Ceremony for Grief and Appreciation, followed by a meal [Baker 408]

12:45-1:45 Species Appreciation Walk through ESF campus and Oakwood Cemetery [Leaving from ceremony space in Baker 408]

2-3pm: Story Circle (This is an opportunity to share stories with fellow students. Prompts coming soon.)

TBD afternoon talk by honored guest presenters and evening activities.

TBD sessions and games in Gateway.

Stay tuned for a final schedule!

Jess Cherofsky

Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples and the Environment

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