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
DR. NICHELLE L. RIVERS, ARTIST
Read an article following the original presentation which includes a short video interview about the film.
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 (www.ihi.org) 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.
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This program is offered in partnership with the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation Interweave and Social Action Committee.