All welcome to attend “SLV Standing Strong for Orlando” tonight


Faculty, staff, and students at Adams State show their support with rainbow wristbands and t-shirts during "Standing Strong: The ASU Equality Project," held on campus last fall.

Adams State University invites the community to participate in “SLV Standing Strong with Orlando,” in response to Sunday’s mass shooting of LGBTQ+ individuals. The event will be held tonight, Monday, June 13, from 8-9 p.m. in Alamosa’s Centennial Park, Main St. & State. With 50 fatalities, this is the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation's worst terror attack since 9/11.

Adams State University joins the nation in grieving these losses and decrying hate crimes and terrorism. Adams State leads this community event in keeping with its commitment to be the university community of choice for diverse, historically underserved groups, and all who value quality education and inclusivity.

Participants are encouraged to wear rainbow colors to the event, which will include an opportunity for individuals to make personal statements. In addition, there will be a call to commit to establishing the San Luis Valley as a Safe Zone.

All Welcome: SLV Standing Strong with Orlando

Monday, June 13 8-9 p.m.

Centennial Park, Main St. & State, Alamosa Program

  • Vigil candles and recognition of victims
  • Community Comments
  • Call to Action
  • Moment of Silence
  • Tribute to Orlando Victims

A contingent of the Adams State community demonstrates its support for equality during the 2015 Homecoming Parade.

By Julie Waechter