Fuerza Unida Hosts Candlelight Vigil to Honor Victims of Uvalde School Shooting


710 New Laredy Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78211
United States


Southside San Antonio nonprofit Fuerza Unida invites the community to gather in solidarity with the families of the Robb Elementary School tragedy, which killed 19 students and 2 teachers on May 24th, 2022. Individuals will gather on June 9th at 7pm in front of Fuerza Unida’s location to provide support for each other and honor the lives of those that were lost in the shooting.

“Estamos con el dolor y el sentimiento para la comunidad de Uvalde, por la tragedia tan triste que están pasando en estos momentos. Quisiéramos que las situaciones de las armas que nos está consumiendo haya una solución para no seguir sufriendo por estas tragedias tan desesperantes. Que queremos gritar “Ya basta!” Estamos cansados de estar sufriendo y de perder a nuestros niños inocentes,” dice director de Fuerza Unida Petra Mata de la tragedia.

“We are with the pain of the community of Uvalde, for the horrible tragedy that is occurring in these moments. We hope for a solution for these situations of gun violence that are consuming us, so that we may no longer suffer from these desperate tragedies. We want to yell “Enough!” We are tired of suffering and losing our innocent children,” says Fuerza Unida director Petra Mata about the tragedy.

Honorable Judge Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez will be in attendance as a guest speaker at the vigil.

This event will be held in Spanish.

Thursday, June 9th, 2022 7pm-8pm. 710 New Laredo Hwy. San Antonio, TX 78211.