October 2, 2017
Last night, 58 people were killed and hundreds more severely injured in attendance of the Route 91 music festival in Las Vegas in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history, surpassing the massacre last year of LGBTQ Latin American and Black people in Orlando. The information that has come in the hours since the shooting has shaken many of us to our core.
This senseless spilling of blood comes at a time when so many of us are faced with deep fear, doubt, and insecurity as to the future of not only our communities or respective countries, but also the state of the world. This message is not an attempt to ease any of the pain felt, but rather to make it known that none are feeling it alone. We as members of student government, NYU students, and most importantly as people who are present with you and here for you.
If you need someone to talk to, please reach out to the Wellness Exchange at 212-443-9999 or click here to access the Wellness Exchange toll free from any NYU Global Academic site. In times like these, we may become discouraged when thinking of why certain things are happening or when they will end, but we can find assurance in knowing that we are together in support and aim to share in each other’s suffering.
There will be a vigil tonight at 5 PM in the lobby of Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South.
The Executive Committee and Officers of the Student Government Assembly