Scene of solidarity: UCSF community holds vigil to remember slain Muslim students


Still reeling from the civil rights demonstrations that took place in December, the nation’s college campuses again rallied recently at vigils for three Muslim students murdered last week in Chapel Hill, N.C., allegedly over a parking dispute. Victims included Deah Barakat, whose sister Suzanne is a resident in UCSF’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.

UCSF community members organized the candlelight vigil above on Thursday, Feb. 12, in the memorial garden at the SFGH Family Health Center. See Synapse Editor-in-Chief Jenny Qi’s reflections about the shootings.

For more images of the vigil, visit David Hand's Flickr page at