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Pitt SAFE peer educators, Student Government Board members, clinicians from the University Counseling Center, and members of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape gave presentations in support of community members who have experienced sexual violence. The event, which in previous years had been held as a candlelight vigil, took place on Zoom.

Vigil promotes healing for survivors of sexual violence

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer April 9, 2021
Pitt’s annual candlelight vigil, held Thursday night online, was without candles yet illuminated a path to healing for survivors of sexual violence.
Pitt held a vigil for Black Lives Lost to Police Brutality on Wednesday evening.

Black Action Society holds vigil for lives lost to police brutality

By Punya Bhasin and Ashton Crawley November 13, 2020
Pitt’s Black Action Society held an online vigil for Black lives lost to police brutality on Wednesday evening. Around 40 students attended and listened to the organizers read poems, play a song and talk about their experiences.
Counseling Center Director Jay Darr speaks about mental health resources at Thursday evening’s Mental Health Vigil in the William Pitt Union.

Mental Health Awareness Month closes with vigil

By Sarah Berg, For The Pitt News October 24, 2019
There was only a small audience at Thursday's mental health issue, but Eric Macadangdang said it wasn't a large turnout that mattered.
Prayer rugs laid out at Sunday evening’s “Rehumanize: A Vigil for Muslims in New Zealand” memorial.

Pittsburgh responds to New Zealand massacre

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer March 25, 2019
Fawwaz Haq, executive director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, or ICP, an Islamic educational and community outreach organization based in Oakland, said only the outpouring of support from Pittsburgh’s community could mitigate the pain of such a tragedy.
“Rehumanize: A Vigil for Muslims in New Zealand” began with a ceremony of 50 volunteers going on stage, each holding a white rose to represent one of the victims from the Christchurch shooting.

Vigil honors victims of New Zealand shooting

By Maggie Young, Senior Staff Writer March 24, 2019
Hundreds of Pittsburghers gathered Sunday for “Rehumanize: A Vigil for Muslims in New Zealand” to honor the victims of the Christchurch shootings, which occurred on March 16.
Two people embrace in the crowd that overflowed outside Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall Sunday evening during a vigil that mourned the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre.

Community mourns shooting victims at weekend vigil

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer October 28, 2018
At Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, the Pittsburgh community gathered to remember the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre, which claimed the lives of 11 Pittsburghers.
Photos: Mac Miller vigil in Blue Slide Park

Photos: Mac Miller vigil in Blue Slide Park

By The Pitt News Visual Staff September 11, 2018

Hundreds of people gathered at Blue Slide Park in Squirrel Hill Tuesday evening for a vigil honoring Pittsburgh-native rap artist Mac Miller. Miller, 26, passed away Sept. 7 from a suspected drug overdose. [Read...

Dr. Bethany Ziss of the Children’s Institute reads a poem criticizing the health care industry’s attitude toward people with disabilities. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Disabled activists take part in nationwide day of mourning

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer March 2, 2018

Andrea Mauro was physically restrained, force-fed horseradish and shocked with play buzzers as a child when they had tantrums or failed speech therapy exercises. All of this was done to them by the...

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

Student struggles illuminated at mental health vigil

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer October 22, 2017

After sustaining a concussion playing street basketball during his junior year of high school, Wyatt Macejka’s life would never be the same. The senior psychology major was diagnosed with depression...

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