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From Oakland with Love: Remembering Orlando One Year Later (Oakland)

  • 3526 San Leandro Street Oakland, CA, 94601 United States (map)

Please join us as we gather for the one-year anniversary of the Pulse Orlando shooting. Though a year has passed, we have not forgotten the 49 queer and trans people, mostly Latinx, we lost that night. We will come together with drumming, speakers, art and candles for a vigil in honor of the victims of the Pulse Orlando shooting.

In today's political climate, attacks on queer and trans people, Muslims, Arabs, immigrants, Black and Latinx communities, people with disabilities, and all marginalized people are on the rise. Policing and immigration enforcement that devastate our communities continue to ramp up. White supremacists are emboldened and increasing their attacks. U.S. wars and militarism are escalating all around the world. And just a week ago, two teenage girls in Portland - one Muslim, one Black - were attacked by a white supremacist who killed the two men that came to their aid. It's critical for us to come together in these times.

As we mourn and honor those we lost in Pulse Orlando last year, we also gather in the spirit of solidarity. While Muslims and Arabs were scapegoated for the attack, we know that the conditions of homophobia and transphobia in the U.S. were to blame, and that all our struggles are connected. We look forward to seeing you there.