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Castro Street & 18th Street
Castro Street at 18th St, San Francisco, California 94114
On June 12, San Francisco will unite to honor those killed and wounded in 2016 at Pulse Nightclub, as well as the victims of more than 200 mass shootings and thousands of daily acts of gun violence since that day, by creating space for those most impacted — especially young people of color and LGBTQ youth — to tell their stories. The event is an opportunity for our communities to offer our support, and for citizens to demand real action from our political leaders to end the epidemic of gun violence.
On June 12, 2016, the Orlando community was rocked by the massacre that killed 49 and wounded 53 others at Pulse nightclub. Since then, school shootings in Parkland, FL, Bentonville, KY, Noblesville, IN, and Santa Fe, TX, as well as a steady stream of daily gun violence in cities like Chicago and Nashville, and towns from Raytown, MO to Palmdale, CA, have galvanized a national movement to stop gun violence and focused the energy of a new generation through March for Our Lives and other youth-led actions across the country.
San Francisco will gather at the heart of the Castro, at the spot where vigils and rallies were held on June 12, 2016 in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, and again on June 12, 2017 to commemorate one year since the tragedy. Our communities will come together again in support of transgender, gender-fluid, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBTQ) youth, youth of color and all those impacted by this epidemic of gun violence.
Join us on June 12 to support our youth, unite our communities, and renew the call for action to end this violence, create safe communities, and create opportunity and hope.
This is a community event. It is free and open to everyone.
ASL interpretation will be provided.