You have the opportunity to provide input via a survey about the design of a permanent memorial and museum on the site of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy that occurred on the morning of Sunday, June 12, 2016. The survey includes a variety of questions to garner opinions about desired elements and features that participants would like to see and experience at the future site. Information collected from the survey will be analyzed to identify consensus, trends and an overall understanding of public desires for the Pulse memorial and museum.
Visitors will be directed to the survey on the website’s homepage. Please note that you will need to set up a username and password to access the survey, which will remain live until Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
“The tragedy that occurred at Pulse Nightclub impacted this community, and it’s important that the community be involved in determining what the memorial ends up looking like,” said Barbara Poma, owner of Pulse Nightclub and Executive Director of the onePULSE Foundation. “So far, the response to the survey had been significant, and we are looking forward to hearing from the rest of Central Florida and others from around the world.”
As part of the overall memorial and museum initiative, the onePULSE Foundation will also host a series of Town Hall forums to encourage public discussion and education about the process. The first forum will be held Monday, October 9, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the Orlando Repertory Theater, 1001 E. Princeton Street, Orlando. The forum will be moderated by Boston Globe journalist and political columnist Indira Lakshmanan, who also serves as Newmark Ethics Chair of Journalism for the Poynter Institute. The panel of experts includes:
- Pamela Schwartz, Chief Curator of the Orange County Regional History Center
- Ed Linenthal, Ph.D., Author and Professor of History & American Studies at Indiana University Bloomington
- Kari Watkins, Executive Director of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
- Anthony Gardner, Senior Vice President Government & Community Affairs of The National September 11 Memorial & Museum
- Jan Ramirez, Executive Vice President of Collections and Chief Curator, National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Town Hall admission is free, but tickets are required and are available by clicking here. Seating is limited.
Also, the Valencia Foundation is still collecting donations for the Valencia United LGBT+ Scholarship. Through this scholarship, Valencia will help to financially support students who contribute to the welcoming climate of all Valencia students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. It also serves as a tribute to those lost at Pulse, including seven Valencia students. To donate, click here.