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Photos: Hundreds gather at ‘Cal Stands With Orlando’ vigil

Staff from Berkeley Lab were among the participants in a vigil to show solidarity with the victim of the Orlando mass shooting. Photo: Kelly Owen
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An estimated 300 people gathered at noon on Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus Monday to demonstrate their support for the victims and families of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, which has so far claimed the lives of some 50 people.

The flags at the entrance to the campus were flying at half-staff. Participants listened to speakers — including Na’ilah Nasir, Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion at UC Berkeley and Billy Curtis, Director of the university’s Gender Equity Resource Center — and were asked to join hands and sing “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” together.  … Continue reading »

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Adults, children attend candlelight vigil for Newtown

vigil by sarah carlin
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About 50 people came out to Cedar Rose Park in Berkeley on Saturday evening, despite the rain, to take time to reflect on the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, CT, on Friday. The gathering was organized by Suzanne Teran and Sheela Jivan, who were inspired by a Move.org initiative to hold vigils at the same time across the nation this weekend. Other Bay Area vigils were held in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Richmond, Alameda, and Oakland.

“I think folks appreciated being able to come together as a community — many mentioned that,” said Teran. … Continue reading »

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