WASHINGTON, Pa. (Nov. 15, 2012)—In the wake of the recent death of senior Tim McNerney, Washington & Jefferson College is joining forces with the City of Washington and the local community to host a march against violence Saturday, Nov. 17, beginning at 11 a.m. in front of Old Main.
The “CommUnity Voices Against Violence” march will commence into the city and then loop back around to Old Main.
“This is a very important time for the College, for the City, for the community, for all of us to come together and make a statement,” said W&J President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D.
Everyone is encouraged to wear yellow to support the "CommUnity Voices Against Violence" movement. The march is the first step of many to unite the community of the Greater Washington area, to start a movement against violence, and to educate the youth of our area that a life of crime is not the answer.
Haring-Smith, City of Washington Mayor Brenda Davis, W&J Student Government Association President Damian Bosiacki and a number of local residents are expected to be among the speakers. Refreshments provided by local businesses will be available.