ITHACA, N.Y. — A vigil will be held outside Ithaca’s City Hall on Wednesday night to honor the victims of a shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine people dead.

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About 100 people had RSVP’ed as planning to attend by around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The vigil will begin around 8:30 p.m.

The text below is taken from the event page sent out by the organizers:

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Outside Ithaca City Hall- 108 E. Green Street
Gather at 8:30pm
Vigil will begin with a moment of silence at 9:05pm
Followed by an open mic community speak out

You’re welcome to bring candles, flowers, signs.

Last Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at approximately 9:05pm, nine people were shot and killed during a bible study meeting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41
Tywanza Sanders, 26
Cynthia Hurd, 54
Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45
Myra Thompson, 59
Ethel Lance, 70
Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74
Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49
Susie Jackson, 87

This vigil is to honor their lives.


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.