These past few days have been filled with mourning as we try to make sense of the murder of 49 and the wounding of 53 in Orlando, Florida. No doubt the events in Orlando have impacted many members of the Maine College of Art community.

MECA is sending our thoughts to the loved ones and victims of the Orlando tragedy. In reflecting on this tragedy, we must come together as a community and stand in solidarity as we honor the lives lost and as we move forward into the future. We must not let the hate that caused these attacks be the behavior that defines us. We are a stronger society when we stand together arm in arm to resist hatred and intolerance in all its form. We stand together in support of the LGBTQA+ and Latinx communities affected by this tragedy.

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