Let Hope Light the Way

A student-led initiative to honor New Yorkers lost to COVID-19
Students from the Urban Assembly School of Emergency Management are constructing a COVID-19 memorial exhibit made of approximately 26,000 battery operated tea light candles for each of the New Yorkers who were lost to COVID-19. The tea lights will be arranged to spell "Hope" on our baseball field, which is located under the iconic Manhattan Bridge and just steps away from the East River. The exhibit will “burn” from Friday March 12th at sundown until Sunday’s March 14th during the Citywide Remembrance. Our students come from the zip codes hardest hit by COVID in NYC, and we will invite other similarly impacted students across the city to participate in building the candle memorial. Special preference will be given to students who have lost parents, siblings and close family members to COVID-19. The field’s perimeter fence will be used as a canvas for UASEM’s Geometry students cross-disciplinary project “Frontline Worker Tributes.''
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