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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