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Candlelight Vigil for Tx. Lesbian Couple

Tonight (Friday!) at Cal Anderson Park, join folks from Seattle Out and Proud for a candlelight vigil for two teen girls who were found shot in a Portland, Texas park last weekend. Mary Kristene Chapa,18, and Mollie Judith Olgin,19, were a couple for about the last five months and while details on the shooting remain vague, police are looking into this as a hate crime. Olgin died as a result of the shooting while Chapa remains in stable condition at a local hospital. A main candlelight vigil is being held at the Texas park where the two girls were shot while satellite vigils are popping up accross the country. Details on tonight’s vigil from Seattle Out and Proud are below:

Please join this vigil taking place in Seattle at Cal Anderson Park – Bobby Morris Ball Field (at the corner of Pine and 11th) this Friday, June 29 at 7pm. *Bring signs, candles and flowers*Call-to-action from from Cleve Jones, LGBT civil rights activist and founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt: “Last Friday, as millions of LGBT people and their allies were celebrating Pride, something awful happened in Portland, Texas.

“We need to respond publicly to this tragedy.Whoever shot Mary Kristene Chapa and Mollie Judith Olgin, whatever the motive, regardless of where it happened, two beautiful girls were shot and one was killed. We need to honor the memory of Mollie and pray for the recovery of Mary…Mary and Mollie loved each other. Now we need to show our love for them and their families and friends.

Please join this event and encourage friends to organize vigils in their home towns. Please share this event!

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She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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