/UCW/ ORLANDO, FL – On July 2, 2016, we will be hosting the “Unity Day of Color/Orlando 49 Memorial Service #MARCHWITHPRIDE to honor the lives of those lost, celebrate the survivors, and demonstrate Orlando is Strong. The Unity Day of Color will be simulcast in London, Canada, South Africa as well as other countries in an attempt to make a worldwide statement that we are more than just one people, one heart, one pulse and that we will come together globally as One Community.
We will begin this event with a march from Pulse Nightclub to ORMC where we will have a prayer and moment of silence. Our goal is to have a mass multicultural event of 20,000 or more people uniting to show love and support to this community. The March will end at the Dr. Phillips Center. We encourage all press to arrive at 4:00 pm ET at Pulse Nightclub. We will start the March at 6:00 pm ET.
The Memorial will be held at the field adjacent to Parliament House Resort located at 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32805. The gates will be open at 5:30 pm ET and the memorial will begin at 8 pm ET. RSVP numbers for this event are 22,143 attendees and expected to rise.
Please advise the public that items below will NOT be allowed in event:
- Large flags
- Weapons of any kind
Dr. Alisan G. Kula
Sikhs of Orlando
DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Orlando
Embassy Suites Orlando International Airport
Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport
Parliament House Resort
Rick Haze ft Julian Velez
Pandora Boxx and Thorgy Thor from Logo TV RuPaul Drag Race
Speakers to be announced soon
D3Mstreet (America’s Got Talent Contestants)
Eli Lieb & Brandon Skie
For media directions, please contact Audrey Kula, Director of Public Relations and/or Lawrence Nathaniel, Event Director.
If you have any questions please contact the following people:
Lawrence Nathaniel – Event Director – (803) 306-3297
Cooper Davenport – Assistant Event Director – (601) 507-5077
Audrey Kula – Director of Public Relations – (703) 987-0115 (Contact for media)
Rosanna Mendez* – (321) 277-6220 – Memorial Operations Manager
LeAnn Crotty – (407) 590-2784 – Memorial Operations Manager
Sonia Parra* – (407) 223-1415 -March Operations Manager
Justin Adams & Richard Cunningham – (407) 257-9737 – Social Media Operators
Andy McCroy – Memorial Wall Designer