UWSP will host vigil for Orlando victims Thursday afternoon
A vigil will be held Thursday, June 16, on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) campus to mark Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.
The community is welcome to join students, staff and faculty members at 4 p.m. in the Specht Sundial. In case of rain, the vigil will be held in the Noel Fine Arts Center courtyard.
The vigil is hosted by the university’s Office of Diversity and College Access.
“It will include moments of reflection and respect to honor those who have lost lives and support those who are grieving,” said Al Thompson, vice chancellor for student affairs at UWSP.
Thompson and Chancellor Bernie Patterson will attend. Participants will have an opportunity to speak if desired and share in a moment of silence. The names of the 49 victims will be read.
The June 12 incident was the deadliest shooting spree in U.S. history.