A team from our local PBS station came to the Gun Violence Awareness Vigil at St. Mark’s on June 29. They filmed parts of the event and conducted an interview with the family members of Jihad Jackson, a 16 year old from Queens who was killed on New Year’s Eve 2015, and whose name was in our yard.

The first airing occurred on July 15, at 6pm on MetroFocus (WNET, Channel 13). The story can be seen here.

The vigil to remember the shooting in Orlando, to mourn all victims of gun violence, and to build a safer community together was co-sponsored by St. Mark’s and our arts partners: Danspace Project, The Poetry Project, New York Theatre Ballet. It also included a contribution from Ballez, a dance company that focuses on LGBT performers and issues.