The GW community gathered at a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting.
The George Washington University community came together Wednesday night in Kogan Plaza in support of the 17 students, teachers and staff who died in last week in a mass a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. GW students and faculty were given the opportunity to speak at the vigil as attendees held candles in small cups. The vigil included a moment of silence for the victims and and a show of solidarity with survivors of the shooting. The event included performances by GW Troubadours, an a capella group. The vigil also was aimed to bring awareness to the heavily-debated issue of gun violence and was organized by GW student Stevie Schapiro, a sophomore who is from Parkland, Fla.