Acting Mayor Deborah Mohlenhoff wants to help harness the energy she sees among Ithaca area residents who want to do something to help the victims of this weekend’s tragic shooting in Orlando. She’s called a brainstorming session for Monday evening.
“This is not an event or a vigil or a formal program,” Deb says, “just an opportunity for us to come together and share our ideas on events, community photographs, fundraisers, and support initiatives that we can do together as a community to demonstrate our solidarity with Orlando.”
The brainstorming session is slated for 6:30pm tonight, Monday June 13, at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons. The agenda? Thinking about “How to send Ithaca Love to Orlando.”
“Bring a chair, as there is no seating at the pavilion,” says Deb, “and a jacket because it might be chilly!”
“Bring your good ideas, too,” she says. Some have suggested a video, a photo of a crowd spelling out support as Ithacans did for Charleston a year ago, a blood drive, or a fundraiser.
There’s already a vigil for the Orlando victims planned for Tuesday evening, also at the Bernie Milton Pavilion.