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HSU CARE Services Coordinator, Vincent Feliz, second from right, leads students in a native song at the start of the memorial for David Josiah Lawson.
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A student holds the program for Lawson's memorial.
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HSU's Kate Buchanan Room was filled with mourners.
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Lawson's friends were overcome with grief.
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Lawson's mother, Michelle-Charmaine Lawson, spoke to the crowd gathered to celebrate the life of her son.
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Lawson's mother is embraced by one of his friends.
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Elijah Chandler stands with David Josiah Lawson's mother at the celebration of life for her son.
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HSU President Lisa Rossbacher spoke at the beginning of the memorial.
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Brothers United Advisor Corliss Bennett spoke to the crowd, sharing memories of the life of David Josiah Lawson, and asking people to get five hugs from strangers.
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Students embrace and grieve.
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David Josiah Lawson's uncle, Matt Weaver, spoke to the crowd gathered at the Kate Buchanan Room to celebrate his nephew's life.
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David Josiah Lawson's uncle, Matt Weaver, listens to speakers during the memorial.
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Lawson was a leader in Brothers United, a HSU club dedicated to community service, unity and brotherhood.
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Lawson's mother and grandmother listen a speaker as they reflect on his life.
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Pastor Phil asked people in the crowd to notice the dash between the years on the memorial program showing the year Lawson was born and died, saying that dash is your life and calling for people to make the most of it.
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A student holds the program for Lawson's memorial.
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