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Gun victim memorial event

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell speaking about Garfield High School shooting.

Anti-gun violence event tonight

Mayor urges families to attend from 4-6 p.m.

On Friday, June 7, Mayor Harrell will join leaders in Seattle’s Black community and families of those impacted by gun violence to commemorate a new healing garden and enhanced park space Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park.

Following the shooting yesterday at Garfield High School, Mayor Harrell is inviting all members of the community to join this event and share in a community reflection on the tragic impacts of gun violence.

The statewide Alliance for Gun Responsibility, the state’s leading advocacy for gun safety regulation and laws, encourages those who attend this and other rally events this weekend to wear orange in solidarity with people across the city, state and nation who want stronger gun control and an end to gun-related violence in this U.S.

The new community garden at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park is a partnership between Seattle Parks and Recreation, Clean Greens Farm & Market, the Black Agriculture Leadership Council, and the Seattle King County NAACP.

The garden seeks to uplift and commemorate the lives lost to gun violence and its impact on families and communities in Seattle. 

When: June 7, 4-6 p.m.

Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park; 2200 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98144

 

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