SCSU To Hold Solidarity Event

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(KNSI) - St. Cloud State University will be holding an event to stand up against hate in the wake of last week's mass shooting at a Pittsburgh Synagogue.

The event is at noon on Thursday event at the St. Cloud State Welcome Center.

Everyone is invited to come and stand in solidarity with victims of the recent mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday.

There will be a brief program with remarks and readings. Light refreshments will be served.

Robert Bowers, 46, of Baldwin, Pennsylvania, is charged with 44 federal crimes, most of them death penalty offenses, in the slaying of 11 worshippers.

According to police, Bowers targeted Jews online and made anti-Semitic comments during the shooting.

The event is sponsored by St. Cloud State’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, the Jewish community in St. Cloud and UniteCloud.

Here are the names of those killed in the mass shooting:

Rose Mallinger, 97

Jerry Rabinowitz, 66

Cecil Rosenthal, 59

David Rosenthal, 54

Daniel Stein, 71

Richard Gottfried, 65

Joyce Fienberg, 75

Melvin Wax, 88

Sylvan Simon, 86

Bernice Simon, 84

Irving Younger, 65