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Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 01:58:01 -0400
From: Almut Rochowanski <almut@rcn.com>
To: harriman-news@columbia.edu
Subject: Reminder: Memorial Gathering for Anna Politkovskaya (New York,
     October 16)

Memorial Gathering for Anna Politkovskaya at the International Center for
Tolerance Education (New York, October 16)

Please join us to honor the memory of Anna Politkovskaya, the Moscow-based
observer for the newspaper Novaya Gazeta who was slain on October 7. Anna
was a passionate and dedicated journalist and writer, who wrote about
Chechnya like no one else did. She was the mother of two children, she was a
dear friend, and she was someone who many of us heard speak or met in the
U.S. or in Moscow. She was widely admired throughout Russia and the world
for her courage and passion and will be missed sorely by her family,
colleagues, and readers, and by the victims of war and injustice she wrote

The ninth day is a special day of commemoration in Russia; according to
Russian peasant tradition, the soul leaves the body and is guided by angels
to its next destination. Anna’s colleagues at Novaya Gazeta have called on
the Russian public to mark this day, October 16, in her honor. The gathering
will take place at the Third Millennium Foundation’s International Center
for Tolerance Education, which is currently holding a photo exhibition on
Chechnya (see HYPERLINK
cacy.org/icteexhibition.html). We will share memories, collect condolence
wishes, and give guests a moment to speak out about this terrible loss. We
will show brief excerpts from a documentary film and read passages from Anna
Politkovskaya’s works.  If you have something you would like to share
(photos, texts, candles, flowers, etc.) please bring it to create a
temporary small memorial in her honor.

We would also like to take this opportunity to discuss options for
commemorating Anna Politkovskaya’s legacy more publicly and permanently, for
example by establishing a scholarship, lecture fund, award or other type of
memorial in her name in the United States. If you or your organization are
interested in contributing to such an effort, please write to HYPERLINK
"mailto:almut@chechnyaadvocacy.org"almut@chechnyaadvocacy.org or HYPERLINK

Date: October 16, 2007

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: International Center for Tolerance Education (ICTE), 25 Washington
Street 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY

Directions: F train to York Street, A/C to High Street, 2/3 to Clark Street
(1st stop in Brooklyn). Click HYPERLINK
ngton+Street%2C+4th+Floor&city=Brooklyn&state=NY&zipcode=11201" \nhere for a

This event is open to the public. Please RSVP until Friday, October 13, to
HYPERLINK "mailto:can@chechnyaadvocacy.org"can@chechnyaadvocacy.org

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