Gun Violence Awareness Vigil: Mourning Orlando Victims
July 1, 2016
On Wednesday, June 29th, Danspace Project partnered with The Poetry Project, New York Theatre Ballet and St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery to host a community vigil. Together, we mourned for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and for victims of gun violence in NYC and across the country, through dance, poetry and song. In the words of Rev. Dr. Allison Moore of St. Mark’s Church, the gathering was “a powerful witness to life and healing in the midst of destruction and brokenness.”
Thank you to all who joined us, especially Ballez, Katy Pyle, Ricardo Maldonado, Julia Guez, Anthony Turner, Elena Zahlmann, Larry Marshall and D. Cross, Jeannine Otis, and all others who contributed to the performances and helped organize this event.
You can still help the victims of the Orlando tragedy: Equality Florida, the state’s LGBT civil rights organization, has organized a GoFundMe campaign that will directly support the victims’ families and survivors.
Follow #NYCArtsGoOrange on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for a recap of NYC actions during Gun Violence Awareness Month.