ECU to host event to remember Orlando attack


GREENVILE, Pitt County - "Remember Orlando: An Evening of Reflection" will be held Monday night to remember the attack in the Florida city a year ago.

The event is hosted by the East Carolina University LGBT Resource Office, which is partnering with Greenville community members. It will be held at 7 p.m. at Crave Uptown Restaurant, located at 409 Evans Street in Greenville. PFLAG Greenville, Crave Uptown Restaurant and Bar and the ECU student organization Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) are also partnering. It is free and open to the public. The ceremony will honor the 49 lives lost when a gunman attacked Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla. on June 12, 2016. ECU alumnus Shane Tomlinson was among those killed during the attack. Speakers scheduled to attend include: -- Jon Cockerham, ECU student, membership director for ECU's College Democrats and immediate past president of SAGA -- Rev. Rod Debs, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greenville -- Chief Mark Holtzman, Chief of Police, Greenville Police Department -- Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman, Congregation Bayt Shalom, Greenville -- Aaron Lucier, president of the Pitt County AIDS Service Organization -- Mark Rasdorf, associate director for the ECU LGBT Resource Office -- Sandy Shephard, president of PFLAG Greenville

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