Memorials Planned for “Our Three Winners” in February

February 10, 2016 marks the one year anniversary of the tragic loss of NC State graduates Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha and Yusor’s sister, NC State architecture student Razan Abu-Salha, who were shot to death in Chapel Hill. On February 10 and 11, NC State plans to memorialize “Our Three Winners” through several events on campus.

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Our Three Winners Memorial: A Day of Light

Our Three Winners Memorial: A Day of Light will be held on Stafford Commons (inclement location will be lobby of Talley) at 6:00 p.m. on February 10. The event is meant to remember and honor the lives of “Our Three Winners” on the anniversary of their deaths.  The memorial includes a call to prayer, guest speakers, and a candlelight remembrance.

Directions to the event

  • General event parking is available in the Reynolds Coliseum Deck or the Dan Allen Deck.
  • Reynolds Coliseum Deck is the closest to  Stafford Commons at Talley Student Union.
    • To get to the deck, take Pullen Road to Dunn Avenue and turn left onto Jensen or Jeter Drives to enter the garage.
    • Parking on many areas of campus is free after 5:00 p.m. including the Reynolds Coliseum and Dan Allen parking decks. Please consult the Visitor Parking Guide from NC State Transportation.
  • Buses drop off at the bus stop at the corner of Jeter Drive and Dunn Avenue. After dropping off, the bus will turn left onto Jeter Drive, turn left at the bottom of the hill on East Cates Ave, and take the left turn into the Coliseum Surface Lot. Bus Parking will be on the north side of the Coliseum Surface Lot.
  • Media will park in front of Reynolds Coliseum. Overflow will be on Cates Avenue at the intersection with Morrill Drive on the south side of Reynolds Coliseum across from the Dail Softball Field.

Shattered Glass

The following evening NC State alumnus Mohammad Moussa will present “Shattered Glass,” a 45-minute performance that fuses poetry, images and videos to pay tribute to Deah, Yusor and Razan. The performance is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Stewart Theatre in Talley Student Union.

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Moussa created the performance piece to honor NC State graduates and newlyweds Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha and Yusor’s sister, NC State architecture student Razan Abu-Salha, who were shot to death in Chapel Hill in February. The goal of “Shattered Glass” is to continue the conversation about the tragedy and to reflect on what it means for our communities. The piece is also a commemoration of the victims and their legacies.

“After our nightmares come alive, how do we remember how to dream?” Moussa said in a Facebook post announcing the performance. “In this piece, the audience goes through a journey of loss, emptiness, comfort and growth as they try to find some answers.”

Shattered Glass is sponsored by NC State and The Light House Project.

Directions to the event

About The Light House Project

The Light House Project, founded by family and friends of Deah Barakat, is a collaborative whose purpose is advancing the Muslim American narrative through outreach, advocacy, and story telling. The Light House Project is located in the ‘Light House’ with other incubator programs including those offering after school programs, educational programs for young professionals and a local community service organization. The Light House itself was once the home of Deah Barakat and is located in Downtown Raleigh.

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