January 8th Memorial

January 4, 2020

Rendering of the January 8th Memorial at El Presidio Park. (Rendering courtesy January 8th foundation/Photo DTP May 2019).


Under Construction:

Chee Salette Architecture Office (CSAO) has revealed a final design for Tucson’s January 8th Memorial + Presidio Park master plan. The Arizona House of Representatives approved HB 2436 in 2017 which would appropriate a matching $2.5 million in state funds to the project which has already raised $2.5 million. The bill died in the state senate and was not scheduled for a hearing. Fundraising ended on Januray 8, 2018 and a dedication and bell ringing ceremony was held in El Presdio Park that same day. $2.3 million has been raised as of March 2018 and plans were scaled back to fit available funding. 

Pima County Supervisors approved the construction of the memorial as of March 5, 2019. The memorial is expected to be completed by January 8th of 2021.

The permanent memorial will tell the story of what happened on January 8, 2011 and will educate and remind people of their critical role in self-governance. Most of all, it will remind future generations how our community came together at an important moment in history and how we can all continue to build a better democracy through active participation and civic discourse.


Jan. 8th Memorial In the News:

Pima County approves January 8th memorial downtown

Pima County supervisors approve construction contract for Jan. 8 memorial

January 8th Memorial plans scaled back as donations fall short

Memorial construction to mark Tucson shooting anniversary

Restaurants to donate percentage of sales to Jan. 8 memorial

Memorial construction to mark Tucson shooting anniversary

Memorial Dedication Ceremony and Bell Ringing Will Mark Seventh Anniversary of Tucson Shooting

Honor Their Memory

The January 8 Memorial will celebrate the resiliency of those who lost loved ones and those who survived

Jan. 8 Memorial fundraiser set for Friday

Donors offer to match $1M for January 8th Memorial

GoFundMe Raising Money For Tucson January 8th Memorial

Jan. 8 memorial backers go online after state nixes funding

State won’t pay for Jan. 8 memorial; your help needed

January 8th Memorial Bill stalls, for now

Tucson’s January 8th Memorial may get national recognition

Why southern Arizona needs the January 8th memorial

McSally wants national designation for Jan. 8th Memorial in Tucson

Survivors speak as January 8th Memorial bill moves through Arizona House

House panel endorses $2.5 million for memorial to Tucson shooting victims

Tucson Medical Center awarded naming rights in Jan. 8th Memorial

Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Human Embrace posters are now available

 TMC to donate $500K to Jan. 8 memorial Downtown