MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS SCHOOL SHOOTING SURVIVOR TO APPEAR IN ERIE THIS SPRING
On February 14, 2018, a gunman wielding an AR-15 entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and fired on students, faculty and staff. Seventeen people lost their lives and many others were wounded. Samantha Fuentes was among the injured in the Parkland tragedy.
In publicizing its Spring Season of Arts and Culture, Gannon University has announced “A Conversation with Samantha Fuentes: Uplifting the Voices of the Silenced,” is scheduled for Thurs., March 19 at 7 pm.
While fortunate to be alive, Fuentes is still battling the physical and mental ramifications of that day. Despite the tragic events, she is resolved and committed to delivering a poignant message in this conversation today, in an effort to ensure that no child or adult is devastated by senseless and preventable gun violence ever again.
The event, sponsored by Aetna and the Crime Victim Center of Erie County, will be held in Gannon’s Yehl Ballroom, 124 W. Seventh Street. It is free and open to the public.
Gannon University is a Catholic, diocesan university with campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Ruskin, Florida, offering online and traditional associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs to more than 4,400 academically talented and diverse students.