Santa Monica College will mark the anniversary of the tragic events of June 7 as a time of remembrance, with a moment of silence to be observed in classrooms and campuses at noon on Monday, June 9.
In addition, Santa Monica community members and civic leaders are invited to join an interfaith day of healing and peace on Saturday, June 7.
Finally, as the College community collectively mourns, heals and remembers during this time of year, please be sensitive to the needs of your colleagues and students. Tragic events can affect us at unexpected times long after the event itself. Counseling services are now available for those who would like to speak with a wellness counselor.
SANTA MONICA COLLEGE REMEMBRANCE
On Monday, June 9, 2014, at 12 noon, all members of the Santa Monica College community are asked to join together in a moment of silence in memory of the lives lost in last year’s tragic event.
Carlos Franco was our colleague. We remember him as a devoted father and husband, and for his dedication to work and family.
Marcela Franco was our student and Carlos’s daughter. We remember her for her intelligence, outgoing nature, and determination to become a clinical psychologist.
Margarita Gomez was our neighbor. We remember her for her radiating smile and her commitment to those less fortunate.
COMMUNITY EVENT — “HEALING OUR CITY”
Three local parishes—St. Anne’s, St. Clement’s, and St. Monica’s—are sponsoring an interfaith community event on Saturday, June 7, 2014 on the anniversary of the tragic shooting in Santa Monica.
Titled “Healing Our City,” the interfaith event invites community members and civic leaders of all faiths to join for a day of healing and peace to reflect on lives lost, unite around a common goal of peace, and act for positive change.
A liturgical service will be held at 8 a.m. and the interfaith prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m. A reception follows, along with a call to action for gun violence prevention. All are welcome.
Healing Our City — An interfaith community event
Saturday, June 7, 2014
St. Monica Catholic Church
725 California Avenue, Santa Monica