SIU community to host Orlando vigil on Wednesday


Madeline Lago, 15, and her mother Carmen Lago, center, are among the thousands gathered for a memorial rally at the Plaza at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 13, 2016, to honor those killed and wounded in the Pulse nightclub attack. (TNS)

By Staff report

The LGBTQ and Student Multicultural Resource Center will host a vigil Wednesday to honor the 49 killed and 53 wounded in June at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

“We feel that many students were not in a safe space or feel comfortable being open, where they could express their emotions on what happened that day,” the resource center posted on its Facebook page earlier this month in reference to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Africana Studies professor Joseph Brown is scheduled to speak at the 6:30 p.m. vigil on the steps of Shryock Auditorium, the resource center said.

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