Students at the University of Colorado will hold a candlelight vigil and memorial service for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this month.
The event was posted on the CU Black Student Alliance's Facebook page, and will start at 7:30 tonight at Farrand Field before moving to the University Memorial Center fountains.
"Please join BSA, UMAS y MEXA, and RISE as we commence a candle-light vigil and memorial service in honor of Michael Brown, justice, and all youth of color who were slain through the effects of systemic racism," the post read.
Monday is the first day of classes for CU's fall semester.
Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis. Brown was unarmed and was hit multiple times, according to autopsy reports.
Police have said there was apparently a struggle over the officer's gun, while a friend of Brown's has told authorities that Wilson was the instigator. The case has gone to a grand jury.
Crowds have gathered in the area in the weeks since the shooting, and the protests have drawn a heavy police response.