Please join the GLCC and other groups organizing a vigil for the two young women assaulted and left for dead in a South Texas park. One of the women, Mollie Olgi 19, did not survive. Kristene Chapa, 18, survived but is in serious condition.
Vigils have been organized across the nation to commemorate all women who have been the victims of violence because we love other women.
Please note that this announcement refers to Kristene by her first name, Mary. And to be a little more specific, when you walk up from the North Shore T stop, make a right onto Ridge Avenue before Subway. Walk about 5 blocks and you’ll see the park catty corner from the College. If driving, get off the Parkway at the North Shore exit. Cross Ft. Duquesne Bridge, take right exit to the stadiums. At the traffic light, make a right onto Allegheny Avenue (Heinz Field will be on your right.) Go up the hill. Do NOT take the right exit – that puts you back on the Parkway. Instead go to the light and make a right onto Ridge (you’ll see Subway and Taco Bell on the other side of the intersection. Continue on Ridge about 5 blocks. Free parking around the park. If you miss Ridge Avenue, make a right at the next light with 7-11 on your right. This is Western Avenue. Drive up to the second light and the park will on your right (you’ve just gone around the block.) Park around the park.
It is important to come together to speak out against the violence that claimed the life of Mollie and so many other women through our nation – lesbians, bisexual and trans women.
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