Honoring the Lives Lost in the Israel-Gaza War, October 7 – November 7


As the danger in Gaza, Israel, and beyond grows and the number of lives lost reaches into the tens of thousands, the sheer toll becomes overwhelming. It’s all too easy in moments like this to forget that each one of those numbers is a person, someone with dreams, community, family, and loved ones. But ignoring the suffering of war and the way it erases our humanity is what helps it drive forward.

We won’t let that happen. On November 13, we will lay purple and white roses on the National Mall. This temporary memorial will acknowledge and mourn the number of people killed in the first few weeks of the Israel-Gaza war, as well as those being kept away from their families as hostages. As we remember, we’ll also reaffirm our call for a ceasefire that can end the violence and help build towards a more sustainable solution that safeguards the lives of people in Israel and Palestine.

You can join the Win Without War Education Fund, Win Without War, and many others in this solemn moment from wherever you are by taking action to support the call for a ceasefire today.

Tell Pres. Biden & Sec. Blinken: End hostilities in Gaza now.

We cannot do this work alone. Dozens of individuals have contributed their time and energy to making this event possible, and we are grateful to acknowledge a few key contributors here:

  • In memory of Tariq Thabet, his wife, children, parents — 16 family members in all — killed in airstrike in Gaza October 29. He was a Humphrey Fellow at Michigan State University in 2021-2022
  • For our human family.
  • For the Roses
  • Sharifa Deborah
  • Ellen Grove
  • Ed Epley
  • Janet Lindstrom
  • Nahid Lienke
  • For the brave people of Palestine & Israel seeking peace
  • Irene Vizcarra
  • Arlene Makita-Acuna
  • Gary S Simpson
  • Jill Levy
  • All the innocents killed
  • Penelope Strohl
  • Margot Cassani