Here, a sampling of Columbia area events marking Friday’s anniversary of the shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston:
A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AT THE STATE MUSEUM: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at S.C. State Museum. The museum will offer the public an opportunity to reflect on the lives of the nine people killed in Charleston. Museum guests can write notes about their memories from this day, as well as reflect and share thoughts on recent tragic events. Event is free with general admission. 301 Gervais St. www.scmuseum.org
THE CHARLESTON NINE: REMEMBERING WITH LOVE, ACTING WITH CONVICTION: 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Pacific Park. There will be testimony by two young men from the community about the impact of gun violence; music and dance, recognition of victims and survivors of gun violence; and audience participation. There will be a ceremony to remember the nine Emanuel victims. Participants will be invited to remember victims of gun violence by adding to the anti-violence memorial tree at the park. 200 Wayne St., behind the gas station next to 701 Whaley. Visit the Faith Coalition on Gun Violence Facebook page for details and resources: https://www.facebook.com/faithcoalitionongunviolence/
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DANCE TO REMEMBER, DANCE TO HEAL: Among the local events marking the anniversary of the Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston is a new ballet from Columbia City Ballet. Columbia City Ballet will produce and perform “Emanuel 9” during its 2017 season as “an homage to the indomitable human spirit.” The ballet will be performed March 31 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and April 7-8 at the Koger Center for the Arts. www.columbiacityballet.com