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Events commemorate first anniversary of Jan. 8 shootings

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Events commemorate first anniversary of Jan. 8 shootings

Community has chance to come together to remember, heal

  • A memorial at Ina and Oracle roads, the scene of the Jan. 8 shootings, five days after the tragedy.
    SearchNetMedia/FlickrA memorial at Ina and Oracle roads, the scene of the Jan. 8 shootings, five days after the tragedy.
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A Day of Kindness at the Children's Museum Tucson. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ben's Bells invites families to sign the Kindness Contract, paint Kindness Coins and to hang Kindness Wishes in the trees at the Museum.  Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.

Ringing of Bells. 10:11 a.m. The community is asked to ring a bell at 10:11 in memory of those killed and injured. Communitywide.

Remembering January 8, 2011: Hurting, Healing, Hoping. 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.The Rev. John Kitagawa will help the community in remembering and reflecting on our memories of Jan. 8 and the year that followed. Murphey Gallery at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at River Road.

Journey from Mental Illness to Mental Health. 10:45 a.m. – noon. St. Francis in the Foothills will hold a class to discuss the journey from mental illness to mental health. Members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be present. St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Rd.

"We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe" Interfaith Service. 1 p.m. A commemoration of both the tragedy and the triumph of Jan. 8. The service will consist of prayer, music, reflections, dance. The service includes Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Baha'i and Sikh traditions of prayer.  St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave.

Reflections: Honoring the lives of Jan. 8 shooting victims. 3 – 4 p.m. Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding is sponsoring the event with series of speakers who will reflect on the lives of the six people who died on Jan. 8, the survivors and the citizen heroes who came to their aid following the shootings at the Safeway. Speakers include:

  • Tucson native Sen. Mark Udall (for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords)
  • Pat Maisch (for the survivors and citizen heroes). Maisch is considered one of the heroes of Jan. 8
  • Judge Raner Collins (for Chief Judge John Roll) Judge Collins is a member of the Arizona District Federal Court and served with Chief Judge Roll
  • Dr. Lattie Coor (for Gabe Zimmerman). Dr. Coor is the former president of ASU and current Chairman/CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona.  This Center has created the annual Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards
  • Rev. Dr. Andrew Ross (for Phyllis Schneck).  Ross is the pastor at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Tucson.  Phyllis Schneck was a member of this church.
  • Serenity Hammrich and Jamie Stone (for Christina-Taylor Green). They were Christina's best friends in school.
  • Ron Barber (for Dorwan Stoddard) Ron is Congresswoman Giffords' District Director.  He and his family founded the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding in the wake of the shootings.
  • Brandon Nelson (for Dorothy Morris). Brandon is Dorothy and George Morris' oldest grandson.

UA's, Centennial Hall. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the UA Centennial Hall's box office, 2020 E. University Blvd.; The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2250 E. Broadway; and Pima Council on Aging 8467 E. Broadway.

"Together We Heal." A one-hour documentary about Tucson's healing following Jan. 8 will air at 6 p.m. on PBS-channel 6.

Remembering Jan. 8 Candlelight Vigil. 6:30 p.m.  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will attend this event. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Giffords' favorite local band, Calexico, will perform. Speakers include:

  • Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
  • Dr. Peter Rhee, chief of UMC's Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery
  • Mark Kelly, Giffords' husband
  • Ron Barber, Giffords' chief of stuff, survivor and founder of the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding.

Attendees are asked not bring candles — glowsticks will be provided. University of Arizona Mall. For more information, call Daniel J. Benavidez at 331-4989.

Shining the Light of Hope and Peace. 6:30 p.m. An evening service of songs, prayer and healing. Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E. Fort Lowell Rd.

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