Remembering Orlando

One Year Later

Pulse CPSEA 2017

Special Music by The Druumatics

Art Exhibit ​                                                                                                                                                   By Dr. Nichelle L. Rivers

The Stolen Lives Project

The Stolen Lives Project was created to raise awareness and educate the community about the pervasive violence and lack of inclusion towards transgender and gender non conforming individuals. My art envisions a world where it doesn't matter what you look like, who you love or how you self identify.   Learn more at The Stolen Lives Project


   Read an article following the original presentation which    includes a short video interview about the film.

Click here Lessons One  Orlando Hospital Learned From the Deadliest  Mass Shooting  in U.S. History

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy to Screen Film about the Experiences of Emergency Room Staff On the Night of the Orlando Massacre

In the early morning  hours of June 12, 2016, a man who'd pledged allegiance to ISIS burst into PULSE, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and opened fire, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others before taking his own life.  

The massacre at PULSE--described by many as "the hottest gay bar" in the heart of                                                                                                             Orlando with a “Latin flavor”--was the deadliest mass shooting in the United States                                                                                                          and the nation's worst terror attack since 9/11, authorities said.

The lives of the victims and their families--as well as those who cared for the                                                                                                                     victims--were changed forever in just a few short hours.  In the days and weeks that                                                                                                         followed, the country came together to support the LGBTQ community.  President                                                                                                           Obama said in an address to the nation, "We know enough to say this was an act of                                                                                                       terror and act of hate,”

To commemorate the one year anniversary of this tragedy, and acknowledge the impact on the LGBTQ population as well as the caregivers whose lives were changed that day, PULSE Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy will host a night of reflection, conversation and remembrance.

Please join us on Monday, June 12th as we screen a film of the Keynote Session from the 28th Annual National Institute for Healthcare Improvement ( Forum.  In it, five emergency room staff who were on duty that night share their stories and insights about this tragic event.

Please join us as we remember all those who have suffered.  This film will be followed by a discussion and candle lighting memorial remembering those who were murdered.

When: Monday, June 12, 2017
Where: South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 228 South Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York    Directions                                              Doors open for art exhibit at 6:00 with light refreshments.  The movie will start at 7, followed by a discussion and candle lighting memorial.
RSVP strongly suggested (516) 579-4711 or email   RSVP Here

This program is offered in partnership with the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation Interweave and Social Action Committee.