More In Common: Washington DC Celebrates Jo Cox

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The Whittemore House

1526 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

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10:30 AM – Doors Open

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Formal Program (please be prompt as we are joining with multiple global events)

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Open Reception

On Jo Cox's birthday this Wednesday, show the world that we have far #moreincommon with each other than that which divides us.

We will gather together for a memorial service and reception at the Whittemore House, a historic site of women's progressive advocacy and organizing, to celebrate Jo's warmth, love, energy, passion, flair, Yorkshire heritage, and belief in the humanity of every person in every place, from Batley and Spen to Aleppo and Daraya.

Jo was killed for her beliefs, because she believed that there is more that unites us than divides us, because she believed in a love that is fierce, brave and humble. Her death has devastated a family, and attacked the ideals that we as a nation most cherish. She was killed by someone seeking to divide us.

But we will not be divided. We will rise up together to carry Jo's message forward. We will meet hate with love. On the day Jo would have been 42, we are asking everyone, everywhere to love like Jo loved.

Jo's legacy is a direct challenge to everyone here, to take part, speak up and be a voice for the voiceless, to treat even those we disagree with with tolerance and genuine respect.

Let's honour Jo on Wednesday by carrying forward the message that she now symbolises around the world - that we have #moreincommon than that which divides us.


***There will also be an evening sunset sail on the Potomac at 6pm for close friends and colleagues of Jo and Brendan's who are unable to join us for the 11am Washington DC memorial events. Please email moreincommonDC@gmail.com to request RSVP, as space will be limited. We will open up spaces to larger community as available.***

If you would like to volunteer or make a donation to support the DC memorial events, please contact moreincommonDC@gmail.com.


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1526 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

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