While the Social Justice Center has not issued a statement of our own, we feel compelled to offer the words of Queer & Trans Latinx and Black folks to help our community process this outrage. Last night, there were two vigils in Albany and today there will be one at 6 PM. Link to the vigil here.
The video offers words from Familia: Queer & Trans Liberation Movement. Their caption for this video reads: After the news of 50 people killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, we asked four Trans and Queer Latinx leaders for their thoughts. Here you will find the raw and unscripted footage.
In addition, during the vigil offered last night by Black Lives Matter: Upstate NY there was a reading by Rosa Clemente from Janaya Khan’s (Black Lives Matter Toronto) statement in response, which you’ll find below.