Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program will commemorate the thousands of victims of gun violence who died this year, it will create a giant chalk body drawing which will run for several blocks in Center City.
Camden ended 2012 with a record 67 homicides, making it the most dangerous city in America, according to the FBI. The old record, of 58 homicides, set in 1995, inspired an annual New Year’s Eve vigil for victims, which continued on Monday at Camden’s cathedral.
As the search for fallen Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker Junior’s killer intensified and a reward for information leading to an arrest increased to $35,000, his family and friends held a candlelight vigil on Sunday evening to honor his memory and to mourn his loss.
Hundreds of neighbors held a community vigil in Kensington on Sunday evening to honor the memory of two Philadelphia firefighters who were killed in a devastating warehouse fire on Monday.
Penn State alumni held a candlelight vigil in honor of Joe Paterno this evening at Love Park in Center City.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is hailing thousands of Penn State students who held a candlelight vigil Friday night to show support for victims of child abuse.
Friends and family will gather Friday night to hold a candlelight vigil for the murdered victims of the Kensington strangler.