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SUKOON - A Vigil In Memory Of Srinivas Khuchibhotla

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SUKOON - A Vigil in Memory of Srinivas Khuchibhotla to be Held on March 10th, 2017 at the Boston Common

(RSVP via Sukoon Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/events/1828868580685174??ti=ia)

A vigil in memory of Srinivas Kuchibhotla is slated to be held on March 10th, 2017 at 5:30p.m. in the Boston Common to honor the life and memory of Srinivas Kuchibhotla. 

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian Engineer, was shot dead on February 22, 2017 in Kansas by Adam Purinton who believed that Mr. Kuchibhotla did not belong to our American community. More information on Mr. Kuchibhotla can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_shooting_of_Srinivas_Kuchibhotla

We plead with all community organizations to join us to unite against forces that are tearing us apart. We would be very grateful if you would invite your friends, family, colleagues, and like-minded organizations in coming together as one. This is a public event. Please scroll all the way down for event details.

We are reaching out to a number of groups to join us, including but not limited to South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston ("SABA GB") India Association of Greater Boston India Society of Worcester (ISW) Boston Indians @IMANE South Asian Student Association at Boston College (SASA) Saheli, Support & Friendship for South Asian Families South Asian Arts & Cultural Council South Asians for America NU Utsav BU Middle Eastern & South Asian Law Students Association BUIC: Boston University India Club Indian American Forum for Political Education - Massachusetts (IAFPE - MA)

DATE: March 10, 2017

LOCATION: The Boston Common, Boston, MA (public event)

TIME: 5:30pm (approximate)

EVENT PURPOSE: The purpose of this vigil is to peacefully gather to honor the life and memory of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed on February 22, 2017 by Adam Purinton who believed that Mr. Kuchibhotla did not belong to our American community.

WHAT TO EXPECT: When you arrive at the vigil, there will be music playing, please stand silently in solidarity.


- Battery operated candles to hold in containers (jam jars are preferable, you can find these at most stores like Walmart, CVS, or can order in bulk online on eBay or Amazon)

- Checks or cash donations for Kuchibhotla family (make check out to will be provided to you soon, lockbox will be provided or you can donate through the GoFundMe site if it's back up and running)

- Flowers, notes, photos in support of event, victim or the Kuchibhotla family.



Help the Kuchibhotla family heal and take care of each other through their GoFundMe account (it has been disabled, but in case it's up again.

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