Penn State’s LGBTQA Resource center in conjunction with the Social Justice Coalition have organized a vigil Monday to honor and remember those who were lost during the Orlando nightclub shooting, marked now as the worst mass shooting in U.S. history with 50 dead and 53 hospitalized.
For those still around the State College Area the candlelight vigil will take place at Old Main Monday night at 6 p.m., according to the event’s Facebook page.
Brian Davis, president of the Social Justice Coalition and one of the organizers of the event hopes that the vigil will unite those in the Penn State community, regardless of background.
“We are organizing the event to show solidarity for those who passed away,” Davis said. “Our hope is that this tragedy will not divide the diverse groups in our community, whether black, white, male, female, Muslim, and those in the LGBT Community. We need to unite against violence and show love and support to people for expressing their personal identities.”
The event is also in collaboration with the Centre LGBTQA Support Network, Commission on LGBTQA Equity, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Muslim Student Association, Office of the President, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, Paul Robeson Cultural Center and Student Affairs.