Open Arms and Art In Uncommon Places to honor Pulse Nightclub victims

Open Arms Rape Crisis Center and LGBT+ Services, in conjunction with Art In Uncommon Places, will hold a memorial for the victims of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting at the Lone Wolf Bridge on June 12 at 8 p.m.

The event — United With Orlando — will mark one year since the attack that left 49 dead and 53 wounded at the popular gay nightclub. A candlelight vigil will be followed by the lighting of the Lone Wolf Bridge in rainbow colors.

“United With Orlando is a day of kindness and love to remember those who died,” said K’Danz Cruz, Director of LGBT+ Services at Open Arms. “By standing together as a community, we show the city and the world that compassion is not lost.”

The event will be held rain or shine. Gates will open at 7:30 p.m., with the vigil set to begin at 8 p.m. and bridge lighting at 8:30 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring a small padlock to place on the bridge railing. Lone Wolf Bridge can be accessed via Fire Station #4 at 702 E. Avenue L. Art in Uncommon Places (AIUP) is a non-profit organization founded in August 2006 by retired art teachers Julie Raymond and Joy Thomas. The organization has played an integral role in the development of underserved, urban communities in San Angelo and the Concho Valley with over 100 highly-visible art installations. For more information, visit artinuncommonplaces.org.

Open Arms Rape Crisis Center and LGBT+ Services is a non-profit agency providing victim advocacy
and prevention education to the 170,000 residents of Tom Green and its ten surrounding counties.
For more information on the organization and specific services provided, visit
openarmscv.org.