GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Pride Center will hold a “We Stand with Orlando” vigil from 12 Noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 (tomorrow) in Phoenix Park on the campus. The event begins with the Weidner Carillon chiming 49 times for the 49 lives lost in the recent mass shooting. The short program will include comments from UW‑Green Bay leaders, lighting of candles and a musical selection by UW‑Green Bay musicians. Participants are invited to the Pride Center following the ceremony. Media and the public can park at the Kress Events Center.
In an earlier statement to campus, Chancellor Gary Miller noted: “As educators, we bear a special obligation to continue to try to find ways to create a world in which such pointless acts do not take place. I hope we will rededicate ourselves to the cause of peace and the values found in diversity. I hope we can find strength in uniting together in the wake of this tragedy.”
The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Pride Center is to identify and respond to the concerns and needs of LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, and their allies; to provide high-quality support services that contribute to the academic and personal growth of LGBTQ students, faculty, staff and allies; and to offer a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for LGBTQ people and their allies.
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