Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha will be remembered today at 1:15 p.m. during a special ceremony held in the UNC School of Dentistry, where Barakat was a student and his wife Yusor Abu-Salha had been admitted. Space is limited, so the event will be available to stream on .
Tiffany Brannan, spokesperson for the UNC School of Dentistry, said the ceremony will include remarks from a classmate of Barakat’s and from family members.
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Time: 6 p.m., today
Location: Stafford Commons on N.C. State's campus
Transportation: UNC Student Affairs agreed to sponsor bus rides for students who registered to take part in the memorial at NCSU.
“We’re focusing on celebrating their lives and who they were,” Brannan said.
Sara Khan, spokesperson for UNC’s Muslim Students Association, said it’s important to try to honor the family’s wishes not to call this week an “anniversary.” They do not want to focus so much on how the students died but rather on how they lived, she said.