Pulse Nightclub Traveling Memorial To Visit First-Plymouth
On June 12, 2016 a gunman opened fire at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where 49 people lost their lives and dozens more injured. Plymouth Pride Fellowship is honored to join with other LGBTQ Lincoln organizations and allies to bring artist James Nocito’s traveling memorial to Lincoln for a variety of tributes.
The San Diego based Nocito was inspired by the tradition of the Luminaria, or farolitos (little lanterns) when he began to sketch the likenesses of the victims on paper bags. It was his way to privately work through the sadness, anger and helplessness he was feeling after the murder of forty-nine souls. After his work was discovered, it quickly became public and has been included in multiple ceremonies around the country over the last year.
Lincoln’s weekend of honor begins on Oct. 6, 7:00pm at Tower Square, 1300 P St. where several local dignitaries will welcome the exhibit to our city including Mayor Beutler, Jane Raybould, Adam Morfeld, Tom Casady, and Patty Pansing-Brooks.
First-Plymouth will host the memorial on Sunday, October 8 during the 11:59 service and will remain open for viewing until 1:30pm.
Friday, October 6 – (the launch)
7:00: the Tower Square
8:30pm: the Alley
Sunday, October 8
9:00am – 11:00am Vine Congregational
12:00pm – 1:30 First- Plymouth
2:00 – 5:00pm: Fall for Pride inside Auld Pavilion
Monday, October 9
11:00-2:00pm: University of Nebraska