When: Thu., June 16, 7 p.m. 2016
To honor the lives of our 49 brothers and sisters fatally shot in Orlando, Florida, Pride Center San Antonio hosts a vigil with presentations by Robert Salcido, (Pride Center San Antonio), Mayor Ivy Taylor, poet/author Elizabeth Rodriguez, Councilman Roberto Trevino, poet/author Joe Reyes-Boitel, Rabbi Mara Nathan (Temple Beth-El), poet/author Polly Anna Rocha, Kiran Bains (City of San Antonio, Office of Diversity and Inclusion) Deborah Myers and Nikki Valdez (Dignity San Antonio), poet/author Dino Foxx, Angeles Valenciano (National Diversity Council), members of Metropolitan Community Church and Muslim Children Education and Civic Center. Community members are encouraged to attend to show support and compassion for the victims, their families and all those affected by this senseless act of violence. Grief counselors will be available onsite. Attendees should prepare for warm weather; a limited supply of water will be available. Lawn chairs are encouraged for those who do not wish to stand for long periods of a time.