Demolition of Parkland School Building Begins, Signifying Progress in Healing

Parkland, Florida – A building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a tragic mass shooting took place, is now being torn down after six years. The building, known as the 1200 building, held haunting memories of the devastating massacre where 17 individuals lost their lives. The demolition process began recently, with an excavator demolishing the top floor under the clear Florida sky. Family members of the victims gathered nearby, watching as …

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Shooting Tragedy Grips Mount Horeb Community: Healing Process Begins and Update on Class Resumption

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin – Following a tragic incident at a middle school in Mount Horeb, classes have been canceled as the community grapples with the aftermath. A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed by officers after allegedly trying to enter the school armed with a gun. The shooting took place just before noon in Mount Horeb, which is located southwest of Madison in Dane County. The small village of Mount Horeb, with a population of …

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Healing: East Lansdowne Community Unites After Tragic Loss of Le Family

EAST LANSDOWNE, Pa. – A healing event held at East Lansdowne Elementary brought the community together in memory of the Le family, who tragically lost their lives in a deadly shooting and fire. Organized by Mayor Majovie Bland, the Red Cross, and William Penn School District, the event aimed to provide support and comfort to a grieving neighborhood on a journey towards healing. The school gym was transformed into a resource center, offering trauma and …

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Monterey Park Survivors Find Healing and Closure, Honor First Responders

MONTEREY PARK, California – Nearly a year after the Monterey Park mass shooting that left 11 people dead and 10 others injured, survivors and families of the victims are still grappling with the lingering trauma. To honor their loved ones and cope with their loss, they have created shrines and community support funds, organized dance parties, and lobbied for gun control legislation, among other tributes. One such example is Ronald Tom, who recently visited the …

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Alhambra Community Healing Fair Marks One Year Since Monterey Park Mass Shooting

ALHAMBRA, Calif. – A community remembrance fair was held at the Lai Lai Ballroom in Alhambra, nearly a year after the tragic Monterey Park mass shooting. Organized by Brandon Tsay, the event aimed to bring healing to those affected by the deadly incident. Tsay, known for bravely disarming the shooter, prevented further bloodshed and became a symbol of resilience in the Asian American community. The mass shooting at the Star Dance Studio in nearby Monterey …

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Monterey Park Vigil Honors Victims of Tragic Mass Shooting with Healing Reflection

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. – Mourners are preparing to gather for a candlelight vigil at Monterey Park City Hall to honor the victims of a mass shooting that took place at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio. The shooting resulted in the deaths of 11 individuals and left nine others wounded in Monterey Park. The vigil is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2023. It marks one year since the tragic event that occurred on the eve of …

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Rev. Sharon Risher: A Survivor’s Perspective on Vengeance and Healing After Tragic Events

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Rev. Sharon Risher, the daughter of Ethel Lance and cousin of Tywanza Sanders and Susie Jackson, victims of the 2015 massacre at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., shared her thoughts on the devastating acts committed in Buffalo, New York on May 14, 2022. Risher understands the anguish that the families of those killed are surely still feeling, having experienced similar pain and loss herself. Risher reflected on her own experience, …

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