Monday, June 13, 2016

UIS to hold a "We Are Orlando" candlelight vigil in remembrance of shooting victims

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Diversity Center and LGBTQA Resource Office will hold a “We Are Orlando” candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the June 12, 2016, terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 5 p.m.

WHERE: UIS Public Affairs Center, Conference Rooms C/D

DETAILS: UIS students, faculty and staff will hold a candlelight vigil in response to the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, an attack against minorities including the LGBT and Latino/Hispanic communities.

Attendees will be encouraged to briefly share their thoughts. Victim names will be read, candles will be lit in their honor and a moment of silence will be held. Candles will be provided for all attendees.

For more information, contact Kerry Poynter, interim executive director of the UIS Diversity Center and director of the UIS LGBTQA Resource Office, at 217/206-6333 or

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