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Jacksonville community candlelight vigil for the victims of the Orlando mass shooting June 12, 2016


June 12, 2016

Contact: Evin Willman 904-655-7085

Contact: Meredith Johnson 904-322-9233


7:00PM-8:00PM Tonight 6/12

Memorial Park

1620 Riverside Ave


JACKSONVILLE, FL — Join with members of the entire Jacksonville community as we honor and mourn the 50 people who died and the 53 who were injured in last night’s mass shooting at The Pulse Nightclub, a gay bar in Orlando.

Speakers to include:

James Eddy, Welcome and moment of silence

Pastor Avery Garner, St. Luke’s Community Church

Joei Sport, A Reading from Psalms

Rev. Linda Girouex, Riverside United Church of Christ

Pastor Regina Jackson, Restoration of Truth Ministries

Rev. Phillip Baber, Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville

Pastor R.L. Gundy, Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church

Dr Parvez Ahmed, UNF Professor, Islamic Society of North America, Jacksonville Human Rights Commission

Dr. Charles Moreland, Mayor’s Office Director of Community Affairs

Assistant Chief Adam Pendley, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

Councilman Tommy Hazouri, At-Large Jacksonville City Council Member

AJ Menendez

Cindy Watson, Executive Director JASMYN

Dan Merkan and Jimmy Midyette, JASMYN

Avery Garner, Group singing of “We Shall Overcome”

Speakers will be available for interviews and comments following the vigil.


Media contacts:

Evin Willman

(904) 655-7085
Meredith Johnson

(904) 322-9233 • • @JaxEquality