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Memorial Service for Orlando victims

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Written by Richard Hack

United with Orlando, a memorial service to honor the victims of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy, will be held Friday, June 17 at 1 pm at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale 33304.

Among those speaking or performing at the service: Fort Lauderdale Vice-Mayor Dean Trantalis, Chaplain of the Fort Lauderdale Police and Fire Rescue Departments Ron Perkins, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, U.S. Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch, and Lois Frankel, the cast of Opera Fusion’s Not in My Town, Las Olas Chabad Jewish Center Director  Rabbi Chaim Slavaticki, State Attorney Michael J. Satz, Anti-Defamation League’s Florida Regional Director Hava Holzhauer, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida.

Also appearing: the Executive Minister at the Sunshine Cathedral MMC Reverend Dr. Robert Griffin, U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy, Emerge USA’s Government Affairs Director Tamara Ayon, Broward County School Board Chairwoman Reverend Dr. Rosalind Osgood

Minister of Christian Education, new Mount Olive Baptist Church, Latinos Salud, Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein and his daughter Saria, the cast of  Heathers The Musical from Slow Burn Theater, and Father Michael Grady of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Those interested in making a donation to assist the victims of the Orlando tragedy, may do so at the following sites: One Orlando Fund (established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer) www.oneorlando.org and Equality Florida – Pulse Victims Fund www.gofundme.com/PulseVictims