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ORLANDO, Fla. — The onePULSE Foundation has announced nine days of community-wide activities for Pulse’s Six-Year Remembrance Week, which runs June 4-12.
Remembrance Week is made possible with the support of CITY Furniture, Darden Restaurants, Sonny’s BBQ and Walt Disney World Resort.
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See the list of activities below:
June 4: 6th Annual 4.9 CommUNITY Rainbow Run presented by OrlandoHealth and Hard Rock International. Starts at 8 a.m. at Wadeview Park. There will also be a virtual race. Click here for more information.
June 4: We See You(th): A rally for a more inclusive world begins at 6 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road in Orlando. Click here for more information:
June 5: Straight Mean Real Makeup: Watch eight straight men perform a choreographed routine to a song of their choice while in full drag. Things start at 6 p.m. on June 5 at Hamburger Mary’s. Click here for more information and tickets.
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June 6: We See Gay: An Honest Conversation about How the Church Loves Our LGBTQ+ Neighbors begins at 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road in Orlando.
June 6: The University of Central Florida Social Justice and Advocacy Organization will hold a vigil at 7:30 p.m. outside Millican Hall on the main campus. During the ceremony, the building will be illuminated in the colors of the LGBTQ+ Pride flag.
June 9: “How to talk with kids about Pulse Remembrance Week and why it matters”: A virtual discussion will take place from noon to 1 p.m. with onePULSE Foundation founder Barbara Poma and Keith Newhouse, author of “ My Tio’s Pulse”, the award-winning children’s book inspired by the tragedy of the Pulse. Click here for more information.
June 9: Orlando Sings Symphonic Chorus will present a concert of Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem” and Andrea Clearfield’s “Tse Go La” in collaboration with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert will be dedicated to the 49 lives lost. Click here for more information.
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June 10-12: The Orange County Regional History Center will host the Pulse Memorial Crosses honoring the 49 lives lost from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the museum is free during this time.
June 10: The second annual United We Dance takes place from 6 p.m. to midnight on East Washington Street in the Thornton Park neighborhood. It will be an evening of music and dance to honor the resilience of the community. Tickets are $20 plus tax. Click here for more information.
June 10-11: The onePULSE Foundation’s International Culture of Remembrance Symposium, in conjunction with Cultural Vistas, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at UCF Downtown Campus, 500 W. Livingston St. Click here to register.
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June 11: The annual Project Dru event will take place at 808 in Thornton Park. The scholarship recipients of the year and the fundraiser will take place during a drag brunch at noon.
June 11: The Zebra Coalition Pride Prom will take place from 6-10 p.m. at the Orlando Museum of Art. The event is aimed at people between the ages of 14 and 20. Click here for more information.
June 12: 49 bells from First UMC Orlando will begin ringing at noon at First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 11:45 a.m.
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June 12: The Pulse Six-Year Remembrance Ceremony will be held from 7-8 p.m. on June 12 at the Pulse Interim Memorial, 1912 S. Orange Ave. The ceremony can also be viewed live on the onePULSE Foundation’s Facebook page.
Additionally, One Orlando Alliance, the City of Orlando, Orange County Government and the onePULSE Foundation will partner for 49 acts of love and kindness through June 12.
The onePULSE foundation was created following the June 12, 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 people dead.
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